Spike Art Magazine #69 – Storytelling

by Spike Art Quarterly

€15.00

Issue 69 –  Autumn 2021

How do our parables and myths, fibs and fabulations create realities of their own design? The line between fact and fiction has been murky since long before “post-truth” got added to the dictionary. We’re not here to police that distinction — instead, we bust it open, untangling the politics and implications of crafting (and being crafted by) narrative. For Spike #69, we explore embellishment, auto-fiction, and all the anxiety and nonsense that lingers in between. Headless brands, philosophers reanimated in virtual reality, and social-media-savvy dogs feature among the cast of characters in this issue, disclosing the power plays and narrative networks that refashion — not just recount — the world. It’s not just hearsay. 

With contributions by Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Joshua Citarella, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, Martin Herbert, Omar Kholeif, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Sean Monahan, features on Tracey Emin, Sophie Calle, Julien Ceccaldi, Ho Tzu Nyen, and many more, as well as reviews from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to Vienna.

 

About

Founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, Spike is a contemporary art magazine aimed at sustaining a vigorous, independent, and meaningful art criticism. At the heart of each issue are feature essays by leading critics and curators on artists making work that plays a significant role in current debates. Situated between art theory and practice and ranging far beyond its editorial base in Vienna and Berlin, Spike is both rigorously academic and stylishly essayistic. Spike’s renowned pool of contributing writers, artists, collectors and gallerists observe and reflect on contemporary art and analyse international developments in contemporary culture, offering its readers both intimacy and immediacy through an unusually open editorial approach that is not afraid of controversy and provocation.