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For this issue we gave our contributors carte blanche: an open invitation to tell us what’s in their heads, right now. Whether under lockdown inside, or outside under protest, it is clear that the mind has no off-switch. Whether deeply personal, or overtly political, our authors continue to surprise with their level of insight and the playfulness of their imagination.

 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takatani,  LIFE-WELL,  2013, installation, fog, 5-channel audio, LED light, motorized mirror, camera. Original Development: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.

View of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takatani, LIFE-WELL, 2013, fog, 5-channel audio, LED light, motorised mirror, camera at M Woods (Original Development: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media). 

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. 

Beginning with Issue #67, The Sports Issue, which will be out in early April, Spike is delighted to announce our new contributing editors... Our MVPs, if you will. 

Spike is happy to announce these writers and friends as our Contributing Editors starting with issue #54, out on 5 January 2018

The theme and participants for curated by_vienna 2016 have been announced. The 8th edition of the gallery festival starts on September 8 and invited Diedrich Diederichsen to write the essay that gives the project its title.

The era of artists fighting back against the sell-off of the city is over. In London, fewer and fewer can afford to pay the rent. While the gallery spaces keep getting larger, artists are leaving the city behind. Oliver Basciano is still there, and is moving house – again.