Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT” takes a look back at a primal scene of his, which involved underground zine culture. Read to the end to find out about a new project at Spike and why you’re reading this to begin with. 

 Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG's weekly column "FALLING OUT" is falling in, on itself, like a collapsed library. From new bathroom rituals to keeping distance, it's a burning mess! 

What is the relationship between art and real estate in New York?

 Corn Nails , 2019 Acrylic on linen on panel, 76 x 66 cm  All images: Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen 

Corn Nails, 2019, Acrylic on linen on panel, 76 x 66 cm 

Courtesy of the artist and GNYP Gallery, Berlin.

The New York-based painter culls Instagram and the internet for her images, with a particular fondness for nail art and food porn. The artist anticipates that her works will be reabsorbed by the social media platforms from which they were taken. Tenzing Barshee and Camila McHugh spoke to Gina Beavers about trying too hard, making your own memes, and the realness of the world.

 Gelatin, The B-Thing , 2000 World Trade Center I. Photo: © Gelitin 

Gelatin, The B-Thing, 2000 World Trade Center I; All images: © Gelitin 

There’s so much mystery surrounding Austrian collective Gelatin’s The B-Thing that some believe it never really took place. This barely plausible architectural intervention on the ninety-first floor of the World Trade Center in 2000 was shown – once and once only – to a lucky handful of invited guests. Among them was artist Maria Hassabi, who witnessed the events on a Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan. By Maria Hassabi 

DEAN KISSICK writes from New York and the heart of the global pandemic. Nothing Dean or any of his friends say is medical advice.

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG looks back at his first Passover Seders and wonders what the current one will look like. This time, "FALLING OUT" is taking a trip down memory lane. You're invited!

 L to R: Scott Funderburk, Ethan S. Lee, Colin Lang with Barkmkaret CD insert, c. 1994

left to right: Scott Funderburk, Ethan S. Lee, Colin Lang, with Barkmkaret CD insert, c. 1994

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG went on a voyage … around his apartment. He was not alone – there were devices, music, and his laptop to keep him company. With not much else to see, enjoy the FIRST INSTALMENT of his COLUMN “FALLING OUT”. Hold tight!

 HEXEN 2.0/Tarot, 2009–11, Archival giclée prints with watercolour on Hahnemühle paper, each 29.7 x 21 cm

HEXEN 2.0/Tarot, 2009–11, Archival giclée prints with watercolour on Hahnemühle paper, each 29.7 x 21 cm

Crafting an alternative history of the twentieth century through cybernetics, psychedelia, and tarot, Suzanne Treister’s sprawling projects trace a vertiginously networked world where everything is connected and nothing is meaningless. By Lars Bang Larsen

 Guggenheim Museum, New York, Countryside: the Future

Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, “Countryside, the Future”, Guggenheim Museum, New York

The countryside is synonymous with the desires for escape, health, self-sustainability, and many other things that might well describe the current mood under the threat of corona. DEAN KISSICK weighs in on one exhibition that presents the nether reaches as just that: somewhere far away. 

 All images: Screen grabs from Yuchen Chang’s iPhone, February 2020, Courtesy of the artist

All images: Screen grabs from Yuchen Chang’s iPhone, February 2020, Courtesy of the artist

An art market in limbo forces considerations of what art means today.