This month ELLA PLEVIN thinks about Baudrillard's claim that reality is far cheaper than fiction while out on the chroma key corral.

 Kevin Beasley A View of a Landscape: A cotton gin motor ​​​(2012-18) Photo: Ron Amstutz

Kevin Beasley
A View of a Landscape: A cotton gin motor (2012-18)

Photo: Ron Amstutz

By Aria Dean

 Photo by Gina Folly (detail)

Photo by Gina Folly (detail)

By Adam Szymczyk

 Candice LIN La Charada China  (2018)

Candice LIN
La Charada China (2018)

An interview with co-curator Mali Wu by Harry Burke

 The house in the Hudson Valley

The house in the Hudson Valley

DEAN KISSICK investigates what’s going on in Goshen, New York

At Spike Berlin / 16 February, 2019

 Yangjiang Group Last Day (2015) Courtesy the artists and Vitamin Creative Space

Yangjiang Group
Last Day (2015)

Courtesy the artists and Vitamin Creative Space

By Shanzhai Lyric

The photographer selected a couple of shots from his recently published picture book for Spike

 A trunk full of slime eels exploding on an Oregon highway

A trunk full of slime eels exploding on an Oregon highway

ELLA PLEVIN overdoses on JG Ballard and changes the name of her column

 Image of the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between police and pickets during the 1984-85 UK miner's strike in Oregreave, Yorkshire, UK

Image of the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between police and pickets during the 1984-85 UK miner's strike in Oregreave, Yorkshire, UK

1980's London was dirty and depressing. A new generation of artists reacted to the mood of the time by screwing with cultural hierarchies, decoding and recoding cultural material until it was no longer clear on which side they stood. By Liam Gillick

Julien Bismuth
everything has a face and every face has its thing (2019)

Makeup, installation gesture*, inkjet print
29.7 x 27.9 cm

*Four fingers of the same hand, held to match the placement of the artist’s eyes, nose, and mouth, colored with blue makeup, and pressed against a surface in the room. The work can be installed by the artist or someone else. The fingerprints can vary, but the proportions must stay the same.

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr Vienna/Rome; Photo: Maximilian Anelli-Monti

An interview with the artist as he puts the finishing touches to his solo exhibition ”Stücke”, opening at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna on 25 January, 2019