Geoffrey Mak is the author of the essay collection Mean Boys (2024) and an editor at Spike. He lives in New York.
What’s left from the year that was? A lucky septet of writers, curators, and artists review the sweetnesses lingering on their tongues and the splinters still stuck under their skins.
In New York, the mid-career retrospective “Project for a New American Century” recaps Kline’s horrorcore journalization of the 21st-century precariat.
A blockbuster survey lauds video art as a democratic counter to tyranny. But with endless AI content usurping the medium’s function, will the show prove to be a post mortem?
Even if the tragic hero is no longer possible, Gasda’s latest at-home play does confront us with the moral quandaries that come with drama, conflict, and power games.
Rounding out Spike x Liste Expedition Monthly Picks for 2022, Geoffrey Mak finds in painter-hacker Rachel Rossin’s metaverse fables a melancholy embrace of our fractured lives.
Attending documenta 15, Geoffrey Mak witnessed the dismantling of the controversial antisemitic piece and discovered solidarity.
A new play by Matthew Gasda, starring literary critic Christian Lorentzen, takes on the sceney politics and coke-fuelled power games of a notorious Lower East Side locale. Geoffrey Mak reviews the fir...