#50 Winter 2017
Spike 50 is all about the family: as structure, model, metaphor, as place of origin and point of no return. Do we need to save the family, or to destroy it? Do lines of descent still make sense for artists, or have networks taken their place? From the queer family to the nuclear family, from the commune to neopatriarchy, it lives on in many forms – even in the family of an art magazine.
With contributions by Bruce Hainley, Dominikus Müller, Alison M. Gingeras, Dean Kissick, Michael Hardt, Nina Power, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Aki Sasamoto, Aaron Moulton, Daniel Baumann, Felix Bernstein, Jamieson Webster und Chiara Bottici, and many more.
The Obsidian King. By Edward & Otto Pfaff
from Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Berlin, Kassel, Zurich, Basel, New York, London, Oslo and Pristina
by Julia Scher, Stefan Tasch, Elisa R. Linn, Bless, Philippe Joppin
Nina Power on Donna Haraway's latest book Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Relationships between artists can be productive or destructive. Can the destructive be productive? By Alison M. Gingeras
Aaron Moulton tells the story of his live between triplets and trinities, art and alchemy, secrets and the sacred.
Can reproduction be emancipatory? By Maximilian Geymüller
What is wrong with the family?
from Taiwan by G.B. Majer
On making art with one's own family, the still too little known singer Tally Brown and the persistence of anti-black racism in the Unites States. A conversation with Bruce Hainley
In the 1980s she documented in intimate and uncensored photographs the lives of her friends in the New York underground scene. By Dean Kissick
Dominikus Müller on the role of Murillo's origins and his family in his installations, videos, performances and paintings
Does the family screw us up?
Justine Kurland, Seth Pick, Michael Pybus, Paul Kranzler, Ebecho Muslimova
Flora N. Galowitz, Andreas Koch, Daniel Baumann, Manuela & Iwan Wirth, Barbara Casavecchia
Is it possible to escape the family?
Dominikus Müller on Mr. Knife & Mrs. Fork (2009) by Henrik Olesen
Stephanie Crawford on the pioneering feminist exhibition "Womanhouse" initiated by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro in 1972 in LA
by Aki Sasamoto