Rafaël Rozendaal, Times Square  Midnight Moment (2015). Photo: Michael Wells

Rafaël Rozendaal, Times Square Midnight Moment (2015). Photo: Michael Wells

Rafaël Rozendaal has been making digital art for two decades, and he’s unfazed by the rise of Web3. In this conversation with Spike, he explores how websites are like poetry, dishes some lessons in exhibiting digital work, and argues in favour of keeping the punk spirit alive in NFTs. 

 Love in the Time of Web3 , minted on the Zora protocol.

Love in the Time of Web3 (2021)

Ready to wade into tokenised waters, but feeilng overwhelmed by the big Open Sea? Let Spike be your guide: here are our favourite marketplaces, platforms, and protocols for cryptoart.

 Frank Bowling in his studio at 535 Broadway Studio, c. 1971

Frank Bowling in his studio at 535 Broadway Studio, c. 1971

Getting his due in Germany at long last, painter Frank Bowling was recently awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. In his honour, we’re sharing Barry Schwabsky's words on Bowling from the latest print issue of Spike.  

 The Harrowing of Hell by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch, 16th century

The Harrowing of Hell by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch, 16th century

Have we blown past the point of Peak Identity? Continuing on the heels of last month’s column, Dean Kissick considers how memes and masks have superseded the performance of the self.

 Tobias Spichtig, "Good OK Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You". Installation view from Swiss Institute, New York. Courtesy of the artist.

Tobias Spichtig, "Good OK Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You". Installation view from Swiss Institute, New York. Courtesy of the artist.

On the occasion of his first US solo show, Tobias Spichtig speaks with Jordan Richman about karaoke, mysticism, and fashionable ghosts.

 Still from Tabita Rezaire, Deep Down Tidal  (2017). HD video, 18 mins.

Still from Tabita Rezaire, Deep Down Tidal (2017). HD video, 18 mins.

In the picturesque town of Bergen, a group show dedicated to the ocean at the Kunsthall promised to pay tribute to the water’s siren call – and the oil tanker’s – in a port city filled with both.

 Mark Zuckerberg in his Meta home (2021)

Mark Zuckerberg in his Meta home (2021)

Facebook got a facelift — but there's nowhere in the metaverse left to run from the problems of their own design. Adina Glickstein takes stock of the social media titan's rebrand.

 Annalise van Even in  Echoic Choir  (2021). Photo: Paris Tsitsos

Annalise van Even in Echoic Choir (2021). Photo: Paris Tsitsos

This year's Wiener Festwochen gets all up in your business. Read Klaus Speidel's review, originally published in Spike #69 – STORYTELLING. 

 Geoffrey Mak in front of "Avery Singer: Reality Ender" at Hauser & Wirth, New York.

Geoffrey Mak in front of “Avery Singer: Reality Ender” at Hauser & Wirth, New York

Former Berlin club scene it-boy and current Julien Ceccaldi expert Geoffrey Mak is new in New York. Will somebody please invite him to a party?

 Astrit Ismaili,  Miss Kosovo , during  Another Map to Nevada , Copenhagen (2021). Photo: Luis Artemio de los Santos. © The Performance Agency

Astrit Ismaili, Miss Kosovo, during Another Map to Nevada, Copenhagen, 2021. Photo: Luis Artemio de los Santos. © The Performance Agency

The Performance Agency’s ode to Fluxus, Another Map to Nevada, falls somewhere between a performance art parcours and a boat party, embracing the unknown – even if it means getting a little wet.

Cajsa Von Zeipel, Catch and Kill, 2020. Pigmented silicon, mixed media,127 x 195.6 x 182.9 cm. Courtesy of Faurschou Foundation. Photo: Emilios Haralambous

Hypercomf, Polyceliumoffice, 2021. Multidisciplinary installation. Various media and dimensions. Metal, agricultural tools, acrylic, desk chairs, wool fabrics, original cotton fabrics, plants, monitors, mugs, stainless steel sink, resin mosaic, metallised frame, bike ramp, dog leash, watertanks and pumps. Courtesy: the artists. Commissioned and produced by the Athens Biennale. Photo: Nysos Vasilopoulos

KAYA, _ OraKle Painting 01, 02, 03 (Catacomb Mirrors), 2018. Plexiglas sheets, wishes by children, paint, transducers, speaker cable, Mp4 players. Sound by Nicholas An Xedro. Courtesy: the artists and Deborah Schamoni. Photo: Nysos Vasilopoulos

“ECLIPSE” responds to the chaotic present – a world politically divided and spiritually devoid. Here are Spike’s top picks, in pictures.