BOMB 117, Fall 2011

The cover of BOMB 117

Eve Sussman, Stanford Biggers, Geoff Dyer, Jonathan Lethem, Clifford Owens, Kenneth Goldsmith, Peter Eisenman, Lisa Yuskavage, Neil Michael Hagerty . . .

Clifford Owens

by Nick Stillman

Clifford Owens spent the summer performing scores written by fellow artists at his PS1 studio. With Nick Stillman he looks back at the history of black performance art and forward to his MoMA exhibition Anthology.

Peter Eisenman

by Carlos Brillembourg

Eisenman founded the seminal Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in 1967. Since then, his architectural practice has been in intense dialogue with critical theory, grappling with Derrida’s debunking of a “metaphysics of presence.”

Lisa Yuskavage

by Mónica de la Torre

Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings of buxom, verging-on-grotesque beauties invariably provoke and taunt the viewer. She spoke with Mónica de la Torre about the revelation of her outsize personality in her work.

Encyclopedia Vol. 2 F-K

Alan Gilbert considers the implications of the release of volume 2 of the Encyclopedia project, as well as the success of its format as creative nonfiction.

dongghab by Sowon Kwon

by Moyra Davey

In paying homage to Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Sowon Kwon’s book project dongghab suggests a connection between nascent American postmodernism and violence.

The Wick

by Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi, drawing, 1999–2011, variable dimensions, various techniques. Courtesy of the artist. This content is available in print only.

Andrea Blum

by Pamela Lins

Andrea Blum’s sculpture work rises above the plane of mere physical and material existence. Pamela Lins discusses these interactive and psychogeographic pieces.

The Chadwicks

by Ellen Harvey

Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw are the editors and guardians of an archive full of experiences and paraphernalia belonging to the elite-though-fictitious Chadwick family. An exhibition of the archive is currently on display at the Winkleman Gallery.

R. M. Fischer

by Daniel Wiener

R. M. Fischer’s reinvented style nods towards variable textures, visible seams,floppy vinyl, and a wide variety of fasteners. Artist Daniel Wiener finds the new work inspiring for the future of sculpture.

Unedited Transcript: Kenneth Goldsmith

Read the unedited, raw transcript of Kenneth Goldsmith’s conversation with Marcus Boon. Like good psychologists, BOMB staff would like to remind you that all errors are intentional.

Eve Sussman

by Matvei Yankelevich

Sussman’s remarkable new film, whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir is an sci-fi narrative that constantly re-edits itself. The filmmaker talks to poet Yankelvich about outdated notions of the future, Malevich and Kazakh deserts.

Sanford Biggers

by Terry Adkins

Biggers has three shows this fall: an “introspective” at the Brooklyn Museum, a solo show at SculptureCenter, and an exploration of African diaspora imagery at MASS MoCA. He discusses lineage and American history with fellow artist Terry Adkins.

Geoff Dyer

by Jonathan Lethem

Dyer’s The Missing of the Somme, a meditation on the Great War, is just out in the US. The writer discusses Tarkovsky’s Stalker, literary digression, The Man Without Qualities, and more with one of his biggest fans.

Kenneth Goldsmith

by Marcus Boon

Goldsmith’s UbuWeb is the largest free archive of cross-disciplinary avant-garde art online. His latest books, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, and Against Expression each propose tactics for writing in the 21st century.

Yvonne Rainer's Poems

by Corina Copp

Corina Copp contrasts the theatrical work of Yvonne Rainer with her new collection of poems, which are private and resistant to narrative, rejecting abstraction and decorative language.

Chai Wan Four

by Helen Phillips

This First Proof contains Flash Fiction After Photographs by Jane Hammonds, including the short story “Chai Wan Four,” by Helen Phillips.

Les Baigneuses

by Jeffrey DeShell

This First Proof contains Flash Fiction After Photographs by Jane Hammonds, including the short story here “Les Baigneuses,” by Jeffrey DeShell.


by Dawn Raffel

This First Proof contains Flash Fiction After Photographs by Jane Hammonds, including the short story “Peacock,” by Dawn Raffel.

BOMB 117
Fall 2011
The cover of BOMB 117