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.
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.
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