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Isabelle Graw, photo credit Heji Shin

What does it mean today to lead a life with a child, a life in art and a life as such? Why are children and life as an artist so difficult to reconcile? Or is that perhaps not true at all? In a series of interviews, Spike Art Daily is dedicating itself to the problematic relationship that the art world has with its children. We start with Isabelle Graw. The critic, professor, and editor of Texte zur Kunst explains why children sometimes even make it easier to oppose the logic of an economy that has it in for our lives.

 »Corporate Video Decisions«, 2011, exhibition view, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York Courtesy of the artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

»Corporate Video Decisions«, 2011, exhibition view, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Courtesy of the artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

At what point does critique become collusion? Does the visualization of a network, a corporate ideology, or an advertising slogan assimilate the viewer into its logic? Critical and complicit by turns, Simon Denny works with academics, corporate entities, and re-found institutions, as well as with artists then and now. His installations archive, subsume and re-visualize their structures and methodologies. Pablo Larios explores how the Berlin-based, New Zealand-born artist reformulates questions of form and representation in his material excavations of current paranoia and progress.