Adina Glickstein

 Steven Warwick, Scarecrow , 2021. Photo: Angele Balducci

Steven Warwick, Scarecrow, 2021. Photo: Angele Balducci

Being bad feels good. This month, Adina Glickstein chats with the artist Steven Warwick about scapegoats, salvation, and Stanley Kubrick.

 Urbit graphic design by Romina Malta

Urbit graphic design by Romina Malta

Is Dimes Square a Network State? At Urbit Assembly, Adina Glickstein looks for an exit.

 BeReal meme remixed by the clothing brand Praying, posted to Instagram @praying

BeReal meme remixed by the clothing brand Praying, posted to Instagram @praying

Adina Glickstein clocks some parallels between social media’s latest compulsion and cinema’s angsty Danes.

 Manuel Rossner, New Float , 2022

Manuel Rossner, New Float, 2022

The artist Manuel Rossner on adding digital layers to the “real” world.

 Image from  Hivemind . Courtesy: Serpentine Galleries and Trust

Image from Hivemind. Courtesy: Serpentine Galleries and Trust

Can video games dispel the commodity fetish? Hivemind, a recent project in collaboration between Trust and Serpentine Digital, leads the way.

 Extinction meme via @angelicism01archive2 on Instagram

Extinction meme via @angelicism01archive2 on Instagram

Adina Glickstein writes a travel diary from the end of the end of the world.

 Still from Wong Ping, Crumbling Earwax , 2022, 3-channel video installation, 13 min.Installation view at “Wong Ping: Ear Wax”, Times Art Center Berlin, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin

Still from Wong Ping, Crumbling Earwax, 2022, 3-channel video installation, 13 min.Installation view at “Wong Ping: Ear Wax”, Times Art Center Berlin, 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin

The artist Wong Ping uses humor to speak the unspeakable. Here, he expresses his love for garbage, and also asks Beethoven some questions.

 Katonah Yoga "Wraps for Rapture"

Katonah Yoga "Wraps for Rapture" diagram. © Katonah Yoga Center

In her new column "User Error," Spike Editor-at-Large Adina Glickstein charts the volatility of love and the crypto market, and finds solace in nightcore and Avril Lavigne conspiracy theories.

Scent, memory, and language all imperfectly conjure the moments we keep coming back to. Adina Glickstein writes about Rimbaud, a new fragrance from Celine.

 Libby Heaney, Ent-, Installation view: Schering Stiftung, Berlin, 2022. Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Libby Heaney, Ent-, Installation view: Schering Stiftung, Berlin, 2022. Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Scientist-turned-artist Libby Heaney speaks about what quantum means, how it can be made more accessible, and the feminist possibilities that its essential plurality unleashes.  

 The cover of Spike #70 – Web3. Screenshot from zora.co

The cover of Spike #70 – Web3. Screenshot from zora.co

Spike reflects on the (ongoing!) process of minting and selling our first NFTs – magazine covers from throughout the publication’s history.  

Whether you’re totally pilled or an adamant no-coiner, you’ve probably noticed that Web3 has a lexicon all its own. We’ve put together a guide to some of the insider jargon to help you navigate this wild world. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt no more.

 Robert Irwin, Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin) , 2021. Commissioned by LAS (Light Art Space). (c) Photo: Timo Ohler. VG Bild-Kunst, 2021

Robert Irwin, Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin), 2021. Commissioned by LAS (Light Art Space). (c) Photo: Timo Ohler. VG Bild-Kunst, 2021

Illuminating, in more ways than one. Robert Irwin’s Light and Space (Kraftwerk Berlin) installation is on view from 5 Dec 2021 — 30 Jan 2022.

 Rafaël Rozendaal, Times Square  Midnight Moment (2015). Photo: Michael Wells

Rafaël Rozendaal, Times Square Midnight Moment (2015). Photo: Michael Wells

Rafaël Rozendaal has been making digital art for two decades, and he’s unfazed by the rise of Web3. In this conversation with Spike, he explores how websites are like poetry, dishes some lessons in exhibiting digital work, and argues in favour of keeping the punk spirit alive in NFTs. 

 Love in the Time of Web3 , minted on the Zora protocol.

Love in the Time of Web3 (2021)

Ready to wade into tokenised waters, but feeilng overwhelmed by the big Open Sea? Let Spike be your guide: here are our favourite marketplaces, platforms, and protocols for cryptoart.

 Mark Zuckerberg in his Meta home (2021)

Mark Zuckerberg in his Meta home (2021)

Facebook got a facelift — but there's nowhere in the metaverse left to run from the problems of their own design. Adina Glickstein takes stock of the social media titan's rebrand.

 Sara Sadik, Khtobtogone  (2021). Courtesy of the artist and Crévecoeur, Paris

Sara Sadik, Khtobtogone, 2021. Courtesy: the artist and Crévecœur, Paris

Is acceleration all it’s cracked up to be? Spike editor Adina Glickstein motors to Munich for a survey of art that critically reflects on the need for speed.

 Jonathan Monk,  Pierre Bismuth, Postcard–Berlin, Diego Perrone outside of the Neue Nationalgalerie, 2003 ( 2021). Courtesy of Mehdi Chouakri

Pierre Bismuth, Postcard–Berlin, Diego Perrone outside of the Neue Nationalgalerie (2003). Photo by Jonathan Monk. Courtesy of Mehdi Chouakri

Berlin, we’ve got your weekend plans sorted! Celebrate the Neue Nationalgalerie’s reopening with a Mies-van-der-Rohe-flavoured programme at venues across the city.

 Toshiki in the studio.

Toshiki in the studio.

Spike sat down with Japanese designer Toshiki to talk about the TOSHIKI x SPIKE Tote Bag collab, sustainability, and how totes are like dating apps. 

 Bottega Veneta Issue 02. Cover by Patricia Doria.

Bottega Veneta Issue 02. Cover by Patricia Doria.

Ditching social media, Bottega Veneta goes rogue with a multimedia journal – a space for creative expression unbound by the pressures of the algorithmic feed.

 American Artist, Mother of All Demos , 2018 Dirt, 9” monochrome CRT monitor, computer parts, Linux operating system, subwoofer cable, wood, asphalt, plastic gloves Installation view HOUSING, New York

American Artist, Mother of All Demos, 2018
Dirt, 9” monochrome CRT monitor, computer parts, Linux operating system, subwoofer cable, wood, asphalt, plastic gloves
Installation view HOUSING, New York

By Adina Glickstein

 Screenshot of Cassie Shao, Synched , 2018

Screenshot of Cassie Shao, Synched, 2018

“Friendly Ghost” at Miriam Gallery, Online 

By Adina Glickstein

What did you get for Valentine’s Day? Some New Yorkers were treated to a unique blend of sexual energy and frustration in Irena Haiduk’s “Cabaret Économique”, performed at the Swiss Institute, New York.