Spike is a contemporary art magazine aimed at sustaining a vigorous, independent, and meaningful art criticism. Quarterly. Austria.
Spike #76 is dedicated to the artist. From the ultracontemporaries to those whose success came too late to be enjoyed, this issue is about aging, enduring, and surviving death, in their works as much as their stories. How can an artist emerge in our oceanic present, faced with the internet’s image infinity, a penetrating market, and ever murkier prospects? And why, having emerged, do some artists fail – what kills their careers? Barry Schwabsky looks at early periods versus late styles, Cindy Sherman talks about abstracting getting older, and Lauren Elkin suggests a way out of the snares of biography by re-centering art itself.
Featuring: Rhea Dillon, Nina Pohl, Sigmar Polke, Maximilian Geymüller, David Robbins, Hans-Christian Dany, Merlin Carpenter, Tom Eccles, Barry Schwabsky, Kyla McDonald, Travis Diehl, Milena Büsch, Dorota Gawęda, Eglė Kulbokaitė, Birke Gorm, Tess Jaray, Elizabeth Peyton, Nicholas Cullinan, Cindy Sherman, Daniel Baumann, Martin Wong, Solomon Adler, Hans-Jüergen Hafner, Angelika Wiesenthal, Lauren Elkin, Olivia Kan-Sperling, Nolan Kelly, Leonie Huber, Calla Henkel, María Paula Fernández, Wolfgang Gantner, Stephanie LaCava, Kabelo Malatsie, Daniel Moldoveanu, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, and many more.
8.5 x 11", 150 pages