Spike's latest issue Immortality is a response to the widely held idea that art needs to be moral. The world's fucked up, and the art world is guilty too, so in some ways that makes sense. more
It's brought art closer to politics and activism, given it a social and political function. But art is also a place for (self-)doubt and risk and questioning. What a magazine like Spike can do is to investigate and reflect the contemporary condition; sometimes that means pushing on its sore spots and giving room to its discontents.