Spike’s summer issue infiltrates enemy territory, probing the patriarchy and exploring the many forms it takes today. From a polemic in favour of anarchy to a takedown of Silicon Valley tech-bro tribalism, our contributors take on the powers that be, igniting debates about privilege and control hotter than Hot Girl Summer. Can women perpetuate the patriarchy? Who are the biggest daddies in the art world today? How do you become a successful artist? Also featuring portraits of the late Jack Smith, Taiwanese-born cyberfeminist pioneer Shu Lea Cheang, and a group portrait of young artists fighting the extractive identity matrix, alongside a scrumptious hit of Schadenfreude care of “Dum Dum Boys“ – because we're not above the occasional punching up.
With contributions by Peaches, Slavoj Žižek, Catherine Malabou, Renate Lorenz, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, Simone Fattal, and many more, and reviews from Guangzhou, Vienna to Mexico City. Hate it, or really hate it, the patriarchy is is the target. Aim low.