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Spike ePaper (Issue 56): Culture Wars


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The culture wars are raging. Neoliberalism and right-wing populism have co-opted the critique of the 1960s and turned it against art, science and the democratic public sphere, while the left is consumed by infighting. This issue is about the return to battle, strategies of (dis-)engagement, and the question of what art is capable of in the aftermath of the great weirding. Along with pieces on Christoph Schlingensief, Sandra Mujinga, Marianna Simnett, new American rappers, and the influence of the right on culture across Europe, this issue features an essay by Alison Gingeras and Jamieson Webster on the failed experiment of Otto Muehl’s commune and what it can tell us about our own time. 


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