"Founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, Spike is a contemporary art magazine, online platform and event space. The flagship print magazine Spike Art Quarterly is aimed at sustaining a vigorous, independent and meaningful art criticism. Essays by leading critics and curators are complemented by other formats offering room for polemics, meditations, and short answers to urgent questions. Published four times a year, Spike offers its readers both intimacy and immediacy through an unusually open editorial approach that is not afraid of controversy and provocation. The event space Spike Berlin has become known for heated round-table discussions and high-profile talks, while Spike Online features up-to-the-minute reports, interviews, and photo essays from around the world." (from website)
David Cronenberg in conversation with Markus Schinwald about cinematic sublimation and blank beginnings. An interview with Tom Burr about camp, appropriation, and the political. We ask players in the art world about Occupy Wall Street. Fabrice Stroun on his key work, Jim Shaw’s “O-ismus”. Annika von Hauswolff on Maurice Blanchot’s “The Madness of the Day”.