Spike #64: She Left Home Under a Cloud

For this issue we gave our contributors carte blanche: an open invitation to tell us what’s in their heads, right now. Whether under lockdown inside, or outside under protest, it is clear that the mind has no off-switch. Whether deeply personal, or overtly political, our authors continue to surprise with their level of insight and the playfulness of their imagination. Contributions include Shanghai-based writer Alvin Li, who documents his need for intimacy in isolation, French philosopher Catherine Malabou's answer to the question of pleasure and thinking today, feature profiles on multimedia artist Cao Fei in conversation with curator Hou Hanru, the New York label Women’s History Museum who have been tearing down the decadence of couture for the last six years, and fashion icon Walter Van Beirendonck, as well as reviews of online and real shows from Seoul to Berlin to a video gamer's living room – Spike’s summer issue has everything under the sun!

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