Adina Glickstein

 Robert Irwin, Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin) , 2021. Commissioned by LAS (Light Art Space). (c) Photo: Timo Ohler. VG Bild-Kunst, 2021

Robert Irwin, Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin), 2021. Commissioned by LAS (Light Art Space). (c) Photo: Timo Ohler. VG Bild-Kunst, 2021

Illuminating, in more ways than one. Robert Irwin’s Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin) installation is on view from 5 Dec 2021 — 30 Jan 2022.

 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.

 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.

 Sara Sadik, Khtobtogone  (2021). Courtesy of the artist and Crévecoeur, Paris

Sara Sadik, Khtobtogone, 2021. Courtesy: the artist and Crévecœur, Paris

Is acceleration all it’s cracked up to be? Spike editor Adina Glickstein motors to Munich for a survey of art that critically reflects on the need for speed.

 Jonathan Monk,  Pierre Bismuth, Postcard–Berlin, Diego Perrone outside of the Neue Nationalgalerie, 2003 ( 2021). Courtesy of Mehdi Chouakri

Pierre Bismuth, Postcard–Berlin, Diego Perrone outside of the Neue Nationalgalerie (2003). Photo by Jonathan Monk. Courtesy of Mehdi Chouakri

Berlin, we’ve got your weekend plans sorted! Celebrate the Neue Nationalgalerie’s reopening with a Mies-van-der-Rohe-flavoured programme at venues across the city.

 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. 

 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.

 American Artist, Mother of All Demos , 2018 Dirt, 9” monochrome CRT monitor, computer parts, Linux operating system, subwoofer cable, wood, asphalt, plastic gloves Installation view HOUSING, New York

American Artist, Mother of All Demos, 2018
Dirt, 9” monochrome CRT monitor, computer parts, Linux operating system, subwoofer cable, wood, asphalt, plastic gloves
Installation view HOUSING, New York

By Adina Glickstein

 Screenshot of Cassie Shao, Synched , 2018

Screenshot of Cassie Shao, Synched, 2018

“Friendly Ghost” at Miriam Gallery, Online 

By Adina Glickstein

What did you get for Valentine’s Day? Some New Yorkers were treated to a unique blend of sexual energy and frustration in Irena Haiduk’s “Cabaret Économique”, performed at the Swiss Institute, New York.