A construction worker plunged to his death in early March while installing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s latest exhibition on the roof of the M Woods Museum in Beijing. Spike Contributing Editor Jaime Chu on the aftermath.
They’re the front line workers of the art world, or something. In Spike’s new series, Shoptalk, we call book and magazine stores and publishers from around the world to see what they’re reading, thinking, stocking, and plotting. First up is Mariia Diakova and George Vyhranovskyi of Readellion, who play fairy-godparents to Kyiv’s budding art scene.
The endless circuit of global fairs, exhibitions, and biennials once kept the art world perpetually in motion, but Corona has put a stop to all of this, blocking the easy paths to jetsetting. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Or can we find solace and community in our own backyards, with only glimpses of goings-on abroad from our overly Zoom’ed sofas? By JEPPE UGELVIG