Keti Koti parade at Sonsbeek 2021.  ©  Django van Ardenne

Keti Koti parade at Sonsbeek 2021. © Django van Ardenne

 

Listen up! That's the sound of resistance. Eva Scharrer visits Sonsbeek, where the weight of history echoes and resonates across Arnheim and beyond in an expansive exhibition.

In unseasonably California (home of Joan Didion and serial killers galore), Natasha Stagg considers the perils of America's increasingly confusing corona-culture. 

 Toshiki in the studio.

Toshiki in the studio.

Spike sat down with Japanese designer Toshiki to talk about the TOSHIKI x SPIKE Tote Bag collab, sustainability, and how totes are like dating apps. 

 Betty Tomkins,  She is… , 2018,  Just a Pretty Face,  2019,  Women Don't Have Killer Instinct , 2019. Courtesy of the artist, P·P·O·W, New York and rodolphe janssen, Brussels. © Betty Tompkins

Betty Tomkins, She is…, 2018, Just a Pretty Face, 2019, Women Don't Have Killer Instinct, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, P·P·O·W, New York and rodolphe janssen, Brussels. © Betty Tompkins

Fifty years after they broke onto the scene with their bold representations of female pleasure, two American feminist pioneers, Betty Tompkins and Marilyn Minter, are finally honoured with their first solo shows in France. 

 Yuri Pattison, "the engine", The Douglas Hyde Gallery. Photo by Louis Haugh.  

Yuri Pattison, "the engine", The Douglas Hyde Gallery. Photo by Louis Haugh.

 

Killing time – it's not just a turn of phrase. The connection between state power, military force, and the measurement of time and space is more literal than we'd like to believe, observes Irish artist Yuri Pattison in his most recent show.

A yoga class in the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in New York.

As cinemas reopen and "immersive" art experiences flood New York with their competing ads, Natasha Stagg wonders if we've lost the plot. Is reality still our north star, or has it been eclipsed by a collective fiction?

 Bottega Veneta Issue 02. Cover by Patricia Doria.

Bottega Veneta Issue 02. Cover by Patricia Doria.

Ditching social media, Bottega Veneta goes rogue with a multimedia journal – a space for creative expression unbound by the pressures of the algorithmic feed.

Paul Gauguin, Martinique Landscape, 1887

Dean Kissick returns from his summer hiatus (ascetic, solitary research, perhaps?), restored and brimming with renewed hope. Eat vegetables, get Tao Lin-pilled, and revel in the beauty of the universe: the modern-day equivalent of "turn on, tune in, drop out"? 

 Beau Brummell Social Club. Tucson, Arizona.

Beau Brummell Social Club. Tucson, Arizona.

These days, you can monetize anything, or so the Internet has us believe. Natasha Stagg has a secret talent that might be profitable, if only she would stop giving it away for free.

The heat of summer is upon us – and thanks to New York's roving pop-up magazine shop Bye Bye Neighbor, you can laze in the sun and leaf through a publication in the great outdoors.

 Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come (2014) (detail). Photo: Ugnius Gelguda

Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come (2014) (detail). Photo: Ugnius Gelguda

 

Eva Scharrer visits Baltic Triennial 14, searching for a stable sense of place amidst the (art)world’s dizzying reopening. But has geography ever really been immutable, or is change the only constant?