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Spike n° 48 – Erase the Traces

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ARTIST'S FAVOURITES
By Nina Beier

CURATOR'S KEY
Alison M. Gingeras on Asger Jorn's Stalingrad, No-Man's Land, or The Mad Laughter of Courage (1957-72).

ONE WORK
Jay Sanders talks to Jill Kroesen about her first epic Stanley Oil and His Mother: A Systems Portrait of the Western World, which debuted at The Kitchen in 1977.

EXHIBITION HISTORIES
Marcel Broodthaers transformed himself from poet to artist in his first solo show “Moi aussi, je suis demandé…” in 1964 at the Galerie Saint Laurent in Brussels. By Alexi Kukuljevic.

Q/A BEN DAVIS
What role does the 1% play in today's art world?

IMAGES CONTRIBUTED
By Villa Design Group, Carissa Rodriguez, Christina Ramberg, Kaspar Müller, Pavel Büchler.

FIELD NOTES
Critic Bob Nickas imagines Manhattan as a museum, between real estate and history, between lifestyle and art.

Q/A ARIANA REINES
Who will be our saviour?

ESSAY
Microcelebrities are the heroes of our time. A conversation with Deanna Havas and Bunny Rogers helps get to grips with a phenomenon that is transforming the nature of fame. By Dean Kissick.

POSTCARD FROM MARSEILLE
By Davide Stucchi.

PORTRAIT NATHALIE DU PASQUIER
With the collective Memphis she defined in the 80s postmodernism in design. Then she started painting. Timo Feldhaus talked with the self-taught artist on her enormous oeuvre.

PORTRAIT ARNULF RAINER
Influenced by Surrealist automatic writing, he developed his practice of obsessive overpainting, veering between aggression and therapy, destruction and correction. By Hans-Jürgen Hafner.

PORTRAIT TRISHA DONNELLY
Her work takes place across the wavelengths of materiality and context, inciting exchanges of meaning and energy between objects and situations. Tenzing Barshee talks to curator Suzanne Cotter.

Q/A JOÃO RIBAS
Who is the thief?

FIELD NOTES
David Simpson looks at the figure of the refugee through the long history of Western culture's encounters with strangers.

ESSAY: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
We all know that transparency is no longer a magic formula that automatically leads to greater emancipation. By contrast, in order to win back a piece of humanity and freedom, we will have...

Q/A NINA POWER
What does it mean to be a feminist today?

FIELD NOTES
Perhaps we are all sleepers, operating under cover in everyday life and awaiting our actually task. Armen Avanessian offered some impromptu reflections.

FILM
In her films, the theorist Susan Sontag found a different vehicle for her cultural critique. By Sabeth Buchmann.

MUSIC
Lana del Rey and the limits of speech. A love poem by Jon Leon.

ARCHITECTURE
Is activism what must follow critique? Nick Axel visited the Venice Architecture Biennale and found an abundance of proposals for making the world a better place.

SEDUCTION
or The things we like: By Chus Martínez, Martin Heller, Adriana Lara, Felix Gaudlitz, and Verena Gillmeier.

VIEWS
from Bregenz, Zurich, Basel, Warsaw, London, New York, Lisbon, Vienna, Salzburg, Frankfurt.

THE END IS NIGHT
Matias Faldbakken writes a letter to the Australian bushranger Ned Kelly.


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