Curated by the artist Rita Vitorelli, Spike is a contemporary art magazine, an online platform and an event space.
The magazine aims to support independent and meaningful art criticism. Essays by leading critics and curators are complemented by interviews and insights that offer space for controversy, meditations and short answers to urgent questions.
Published four times a year, Spike offers its readers both intimacy and immediacy through an unusually open editorial approach that is not afraid of controversy and provocation.
ISSUE 70 - Web 3
The new issue of Spike art magazine, Web3, is all about the blockchain, which is the latest digital innovation that promises to destroy or revive the art world (and the world in general). Our immersion in this wild new frontier features everything from debates on NFT aesthetics to the feminist case for cryptocurrencies; generative art as anti-capitalist; skepticism about the volatility of the digital currency; a controversy over the blockchain as ecological salvation, cryptography and new protocols, and a glossary that guides you through all the relevant jargon, illustrated through an original selection of memes.