Spike Art Quarterly is a contemporary art magazine that was founded by artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004. At the heart of each issue are major contributions on artists whose works we consider critical to current debates in art. Situated between art theory and practice, Spike is both rigorously academic and literary essayistic. Writers from various backgrounds observe and reflect on contemporary art and analyse developments in contemporary culture. The inclusion of heterogeneous voices – critics, curators, art dealers, collectors and artists – and the immediacy of the source offers an intimate proximity to reality. The concept of the important connection between art and life, and theory and practice also informs Spike’s curatorial projects such as the »Speak & Spell« performance festival, and the independent art fair Fruits, Flowers, and Clouds that debuted in Vienna in 2011.


Dates 2015

Issue 43 
Publishing date: 16 Mar 
Deadline for ready to print data: 20 Feb

Issue 44
Publishing date: 15 Jun
Deadline for ready to print data: 29 May

Issue 45
Publishing date: 14 Sep
Deadline for ready to print data: 28 Aug

Issue 46
Publishing date: 7 Dec
Deadline for ready to print data: 23 Nov


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Formats online

Width: 122 px
Height: 70 px
Resolution: 72 dpi
Formats: png, jpg, gif

Formats Print

All ads are printed in 4-color.
The format of the magazine is 217 x 280 mm.

Double page 2/1
full bleed 434 mm x 280 mm, plus 3 mm bleed

Full page 1/1
full bleed 217 mm x 280 mm, plus 3 mm bleed
type area 176 mm x 234 mm

Half page horizontal 1/2 
type area 176 x 111.5 mm

Half page vertical 1/2
type area 82.5 x 234 mm

Quarter page 1/4
type area 82.5 x 111.5 mm