BOMB 113, Fall 2010

The cover of BOMB 113

Mika Rottenberg, Judith Hudson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Keith Connolly, Adam Phillips, Sameer Padania, Fred Tomaseli, David Shields, Charlie Smith, John Reed, Elizabeth LeCompte . . .

Charline Von Heyl

by Shirley Kaneda

German artist Von Heyl’s puzzling paintings rely on what she calls “cringe factor.” Fellow abstract painter Kaneda uncovers the unstable tendencies and surprising juxtapositions at the core of Von Heyl’s work.

Jan Lauwers

by Elizabeth LeCompte

Belgian director and playwright Jan Lauwers of Needcompany in discussion with fellow dramatist Elizabeth LeCompte of The Wooster Group on the parallel lives of their respective companies and the upcoming performance of The Deer House at BAM.

The Art of McSweeney's

by Paul W. Morris

A compilation of text, photographs, illustrations and diagrams, The Art of McSweeney’s documents the history of the unique publisher as it rose from its precarious position as a hawker of rejected stories.

David Toop

by Keith Connolly

No-Neck Blues Band’s Keith Connolly queried David Toop on inchoate listening, eavesdropping, and the uncanny—as contemplated in Toop’s new book, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. From the current issue, BOMB 113, Fall 2010.

Adam Phillips

by Sameer Padania

With human-rights activist Sameer Padania, British psychoanalyst and prolific essayist Adam Phillips free-associates on topics addressed in his new collection, On Balance: fundamentalism, excess, and the shortcomings of liberalism.

Charlie Smith

by John Reed

Charlie Smith’s latest novel, Three Delays, is an account of the partings and reconciliations of two lovers on the fringes of the American mainstream. In the course of their conversation, Reed and Smith agree on one point: redemption is an illusion.

Fred Tomaselli

by David Shields

Shields, author of the much-debated book on appropriation, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, used the epistolary method, via email, to discuss the influence of California’s counterculture on Tomaselli’s visionary paintings.

Monika Baer

by Laura Bruce

Monika Baer’s paintings combine deliberately rendered images, often suggesting the humorous, with slurred areas that seem like a calculated concession to impulse.

Michael Ballou

by William Corwin

Recent works by Michael Ballou have a solid practicality, but verge on the enchanting and sinister. We present you with some of his videos, along with an essay by William Corwin.

Mika Rottenberg

by Judith Hudson

Artist Rottenberg builds mini-factories for her video sets, where fetish workers produce elemental products such as lemon-scented sweat and maraschino cherries. Her work is up at Mary Boone through 12/18.

BOMB 113
Fall 2010
The cover of BOMB 113