Escape Issue: Launch Party

A celebration of Spike’s Issue #61 ESCAPE and Spike’s 15th birthday!

Dan Bodan will preview excerpts from the issue in a special immersive environment.


The Fifteeen-Drops-Drink




The desire to get away from it all pervades every aspect of our lives. Artists are leaving art capitals and even fleeing the art world entirely, just to find themselves right back where they started. We’re being grabbed by the claws of the art market and crashing into the limits of artistic autonomy. We need a way out. Outside of the confines of the art world, too, there’s lots to run from, like death, depression, taxes, and our own success. But where does escape end and escapism begin? Could we think of escape as a battle cry, a rejection of terms, and a mode of non-compliance? With so many things to run from, but not so many places to run to, Spike is getting the hell out of here.

With contributions by Karl Holmqvist, Joao Ribas, Fei Lai, Nancy Princenthal, Aubrey de Grey, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Victoria Campbell, Omsk Social Club, Ed Fornieles, Anna Gritz, Lil Internet, Harry Burke, Francesco Bonami, Ella Plevin, among many others