Spike ePaper (Issue 39): The Network
Subscribe to Spike
Print and digital subscription options, along with special deals for students and businesses, ensure you'll never miss a beat.
Discover subscriptions →
Curator and activist Ben Vickers discusses the difference between networks and institutions, new community-based social models, and the London post-Internet scene; and New York–based artist Bjarne Melgaard talks about the death drive in homosexual culture. Boris Groys writes a profile of artist and ZKM director Peter Weibel, and Daniel Baumann analyses the Russian performance group Pussy Riot. In addition, the issue features articles on the relationships and interconnections within the Italian art world, the paradigmatic anti-gallery American Fine Arts, the Vienna Secession as an artist-run institution, Spike Jonze’s film Her, and how the website Contemporary Art Daily has supposedly changed our view of art.