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12 Oct 2009

Spike Issue 21 Out Now!

Spike 21 Out Now!



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We are pleased to announce our new issue of spike!


Yet another deletion. Radio-maker, musician and fortune-hunter Fritz Ostermayer on 'denoising'

Artist's Favourites by Jiří Kovanda: Kirsten Pieroth, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Alena Kotzmannová, Eva Kotátková and Markéta Othová

Christian Kobald & Richard Steurer interviewed the French philosopher Jacques Rancière on the emancipation of the viewer, leisure, and good art critics

The curator Valentinas Klimašauskas on the Vilnius' gallery Tulips & Roses

Giovanni Carmine, the director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, is among one of the most interesting figures on the young curating scene. A portrait of the institution by Cathérine Hug


Liberation from individuality. Simon Baier on the conceptual photography of the American artist Christopher Williams

The inclusion of the observer in the piece. An artist talk between Franz Erhard Walther and Andreas Reiter Raabe

Ei Arakawa
and others. Daniel Baumann on the Japanese performance artist

Props from a bygone aesthetic world. Rita Vitorelli interviewed the Austrian artist Luisa Kasalicky


Playing a Building: Sarah Lowndes on two performance projects from David Byrne and Cerith Wyn Evans & Throbbing Gristle

In praise of Amateurism. Joachim Bessing on the fashion blogs The Sartorialist, and others …

David Woodard reviews »The Book of Jokes« from the Scottish artist Momus

The in and out game – the musician Virginia Dellenbaugh on stage exits

Berlin – The wild years are over, now it is all about professionalization. Barbara Buchmaier & Hans-Jürgen Hafner on the Berlin art scene

REVIEWS from Venice, Paris, London, Vienna, Linz, Berlin, Basel, Bristol, Los Angeles

And more …


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