Colin Lang

 Philip Guston, Riding Around , 1969.

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Oil on canvas, 137 x 201 cm; Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

There’s been a debate raging about the postponement of a massive Philip Guston retrospective at four different museums. So, naturally COLIN LANG has to throw his yarmulke into the ring.

 Megan Francis Sullivan,  Marie 148 , 2014, c-print, 50 x 62.5 cm; Photo: Renke Klaproth

Megan Francis Sullivan, Marie 148, 2014., C-print, 50 x 62.5 cm; Photo: Renke Klaproth

It was quite a week and weekends in the German-speaking lands, where Munich’s Various Others, Zurich Art Weekend, and Berlin Gallery Weekend all managed to coincide and jointly usher in the start of the season.

Ydessa Hendeles, The Steeple and the People, 2018, detail

From Munich to Berlin, it’s time to celebrate the High Holydays with a few jaunts to non-commercial spaces, and an apologetic butt-dial or two.

 Precious Okoyomon, Angel of earth; Resistance is an atmospheric condition , 2020. Installation view

Precious Okoyomon, Angel of earth; Resistance is an atmospheric condition, 2020. Installation view

Precious Okoyomon at ZollamtMMK

 Protesters pulling down monument of Andrew Jackson, June 22, 2020.

Protesters pulling down monument of Andrew Jackson, June 22, 2020.

The US, Germany, and the world have a Swiss cheese consciousness about history: filled with holes. No righting the ship here, just some stories, and jokes, and some more jokes.

 Still from The Poseidon Adventure , 1972, 20th Century Fox, dir. Ronald Neame

Still from The Poseidon Adventure, 1972, 20th Century Fox, dir. Ronald Neame

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT”is hitting the rocks. Shipwrecks are on the dockett, and we don’t mean the Titanic film. 

 Anton Lehmden, Vogelflug , 2001, watercolor on paper, 30 × 42.6 cm

Anton Lehmden, Vogelflug, 2001, watercolor on paper, 30 × 42.6 cm

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT” is all about birds. Really. 

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT” takes a look back at a primal scene of his, which involved underground zine culture. Read to the end to find out about a new project at Spike and why you’re reading this to begin with. 

 Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG's weekly column "FALLING OUT" is falling in, on itself, like a collapsed library. From new bathroom rituals to keeping distance, it's a burning mess! 

 Banh Mi from Banh Mi Stable in Berlin Mitte

Banh Mi from Banh Mi Stable in Berlin Mitte

By Kenny Schachter, Thea Westreich Wagner, Kasper König, Colin Lang, and Verena Dengler

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG looks back at his first Passover Seders and wonders what the current one will look like. This time, "FALLING OUT" is taking a trip down memory lane. You're invited!

 L to R: Scott Funderburk, Ethan S. Lee, Colin Lang with Barkmkaret CD insert, c. 1994

left to right: Scott Funderburk, Ethan S. Lee, Colin Lang, with Barkmkaret CD insert, c. 1994

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG went on a voyage … around his apartment. He was not alone – there were devices, music, and his laptop to keep him company. With not much else to see, enjoy the FIRST INSTALMENT of his COLUMN “FALLING OUT”. Hold tight!