Spike #68 Summer 2021- Rita Vitorelli (Ed.). Spike

Posted in magazines on June 29th, 2021
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Spike #68 Summer 2021: Patriarchy

Spike’s summer issue infiltrates enemy territory, probing the patriarchy and exploring the many forms it takes today. From a polemic in favor of anarchy to a takedown of Silicon Valley tech-bro tribalism, our contributors take on the powers that be, igniting debates about privilege and control hotter than Hot Girl Summer. Can women perpetuate the patriarchy? Who are the biggest daddies in the art world today? How do you become a successful artist? Also featuring portraits of the late Jack Smith, Taiwanese-born cyberfeminist pioneer She Lea Cheang, and a group portrait of young artists fighting the extractive identity matrix, alongside a scrumptious hit of Schadenfreude care of “Dum Dum Boys” — because we’re not above the occasional punching up. With contributions by Peaches, Slavoj Žižek, Catherine Malabou, Renate Lorenz, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, Simone Fattal, and many more, and reviews from Guangzhou to Mexico City. Hate it, or really hate it, the patriarchy is is the target. Aim low.

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Posted in magazines, writing on July 2nd, 2014
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SPIKE No 40, SUMMER 2014, Rita Vitorelli (ed.)

Featuring contributions by Rita Vitorelli, Peter Pakesch, Metahaven: Johan Grimonprez, Katja Novitskova, Öyvind Fahlström, NSAPolly Staple, Der Galerist Gavin Brown und der Kurator Daniel Baumann, Alexander Scrimgeour, Andrew M. Goldstein & Homa Zarghamee, Kolja Reichert, Tiziana Terranova und Stefan Heidenreich, Laurie Parsons, Alex Israel, Rainer Ganahl, Maria Lassnig, Mark von Schlegell, Paul Maenz, Jordan Wolfsons, Timo Feldhaus, Curzio Malaparte, Mladen Stilinović, Damien Hirst/Arnulf Rainer, Paul Chan.

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Spike Art Quarterly, No. 34.

Posted in Exhibitions, magazines, writing on January 9th, 2013
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Spike Art Quarterly , No. 34

Spike #34 takes on the concepts of collaboration, participation and collectivity and the way in which these concepts relate to their historical counterparts.
Contemporary life is largely shaped by capitalism, technological progress and a growing irritation with consciousness – what historically is conceived as ‘to be oneself’. We no longer invent, but we sample and catalogue; we no longer pursue utopian ideals but rather are bounded by existential necessities; today, we are keen of been reactionary much rather than critical.
How do contemporary forms of collaboration express, and respond to, the contemporary non-antagonism and political indifference? What is the shape and potential of the contemporary collectives who are ever more fluid and anti-utopian?

Articles by Joanna Fiduccia and Carson Chan;,a potrait by Pablo Larios; an interview with the artist collective Am Nuden Da by Gil Leung; reviews, a 6-page image featuring classic artist collaborations, and columns by the Pfaff Brothers.

Language: German / English
Pages: 138
Size: 28 x 23 cm
Binding: Softcover
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Spike #29

Posted in magazines, writing on October 25th, 2011
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Spike #29

Spike is a quarterly magazine for contemporary art that was founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, published in Vienna. The magazine offers new, illuminating, and unconventional perspectives on art and contemporary trends. The inclusion of many voices from the art world, subjective points of view and a first hand directness grant a new proximity to reality.
The heart of the magazine are major contributions on five artists whose work we consider decisive for current artistic debates. In essays, critics from various backgrounds write on contemporary art and analyze developments in contemporary culture.
The art world of Eastern Europe is highly present in Spike; the close interlinking between art and life, art and society, and the existential contribution made by Eastern European artists bear an affinity to the spirit of Spike.
Spike believes that the world can be transformed by art, not just through its mere existence, but by bringing its ideas to the most possible people.

Publishers: New Art Club
Editor in Chief: Rita Vitorelli
Managing Editor: Nora Dünser, Maximilian Geymüller
Art Direction: Christoph Steinegger, Interkool

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