Spike #35: Materializing the Unthinkable / Das Undenkbare materialisieren.
Portrait Ed Atkins
The perfect surfaces of the digital take on a deathly sheen in the videos of the British artist, creating a fertile ground for zombies.
By Darren Bader: Gustave Courbet, Sandro Botticelli, Roe Ethridge, John Finneran, Clarice Lispector
Rita Vitorelli interviews Nicolaus Schafhausen about his curatorial vision, the value of discourse and causing a stir.
Chris Fitzpatrick on Serial Protest Signs by Frank Chu
The young Tokyo-based gallery Take Ninagawa discovers a new generation of artists comfortable with incongruity. By Nick Currie
Clémentine Deliss re-imagines the collection of the World Cultures Museum in Frankfurt through collaborations with artists. By Jan-Philipp Possmann
Portrait Heinrich Dunst
His experience in conceptual practice with roots in 80s Vienna, has made the Austrian artist well versed in art’s discursive powers, and their limitations. By Hans-Jürgen Hafner
Portrait Cosima von Bonin
Oliver Basciano considers the impact of varying professional expectations, poses and ploys in the practice of the Cologne based artist.
21st Century Theory
The nature of objects, the role of science and the problematics of aesthetics are being approached by a new generation of thinkers. Our ongoing series of 21st century thought opens with Quentin Meillassoux’s proposal for a philosophical materialism. With an introduction by Armen Avanessian.
The body understood as an object
Swedish performer/choreographer Mårten Spångberg shares his thoughts on space, rhythm, expectation and embodiment with Filipa Ramos.
Acid in the Style of Carolyn Christov-Barkagiev
Digital composer Florian Hecker releases his documenta 13 sound work »Chimerization« on vinyl. By Christian Egger
By Pablo Larios, Signe Ross, Anna Jermolaewa, Slavs and Tatars, Joanna Kamm
»Amazing! Clever! Linguistic! An Adventure in Conceptual Art«, Vienna; »Fotos«, Vienna; »Zeichen, gefangen im Wunder«, Vienna; Rudolf Polanszky, Vienna; Kiluanji Kia Henda, Innsbruck; Tue Greenfort, Berlin; Barbara Hammer, Berlin; Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Berlin; Lutz Bacher, Frankfurt; David Hockney, Cologne; Daan van Golden, Zurich; Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Antwerp; Clément Rodzielski, Paris; BANK, London; Matisse, New York; »Blues for Smoke«, Los Angeles; Guy de Cointet, Mexico
Spring / Frühling 2013
English / German