In the Eye of the Beholder: Tori Sampson Interviewed by Aleshea Harris

The emerging playwright takes on beauty standards and societal expectations.

Context Contingent: Ghislaine Leung Interviewed by Alan Ruiz

The two artists discuss public space and the means of circulation in Leung’s recent works. 

The spirit and the damage done: On Bruce Nauman’s 100 Live and Die by Paul Chan

The art of dehumanization. 

One Piece: Kiki Smith by Nina Subin
Nina Subin

The artist talks about portraits stopping time.

Language as Hex: Gracie Leavitt Interviewed by Lindsay Turner

The poet on her new collection and what it means to mess with, fuss with, break, and refresh language.

From What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyn Forché
What You Have Heard Is True By Carolyn Forche

A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. 

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BOMB 143, Spring 2018

Featuring interviews with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten, Sergio De La Pava, Nina Hoss, Barbara Hammer, Joseph Keckler, Lydia Ourahmane, Kaneza Schaal, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, and Summer Wheat.

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BOMB 144, Summer 2018

Featuring interviews with Chris Martin, Cy Gavin, Tauba Auerbach, Sam Hillmer, Amy Jenkins, Florian Meisenberg, John Akomfrah, Simone Forti, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Anna Moschovakis

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BOMB 145, Fall 2018

In the process of putting together each new issue of BOMB, we often come across distinct resonances between interviews—shared themes, creative preoccupations, and even specific phrases crop up time and again within otherwise disparate features. In these pages, artists discuss their expansive notions on collaboration. Their practices tend to split, reapportion, or redefine authorship, privileging process over individual intention and encouraging unique partnerships with spectators, local communities, film subjects, and one another. These willful acts of reaching out and beyond are as vital as ever, and worth emphasizing here.

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BOMB 146, Winter 2019

Our winter issue is dedicated to this planet’s greatest resource: water. With contributions from Saskatchewan and the American Southwest to Iceland and Northern Europe, an array of voices are brought together here—artists and writers investigating water as site, sustenance, and symbol, along with those expressing alarm and calling for intervention.

Featuring interviews with Lauren Bon, Oscar Tuazon, Jaque Fragua, Brad Kahlhamer, Ruth Cuthand, Janaina Tschäpe, Jessica Grindstaff, Tomoko Sauvage, Cecilia Vicuña, and Alicia Kopf, as well as writing by Laura van den Berg, Natalie Diaz, Stefan Helmreich, and more.

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Lars Jan & Geoff Sobelle Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk Neil LaBute by Jon Robin Baitz Let People Be Who They Are: Sam Pink by Leah Schnelbach Perry Chen by Gideon Jacobs Vera Iliatova’s Tenants by Richard J. Goldstein Outtakes Mark Leidner: Phoned-In #9 Joachim Ernst Berendt by Randall Morris Stellan Skarsgård by Larry Gross Big Dance Theater by John Haskell Sidi Touré by Ethan Harfenist Josh Kline: New York, Dignity, and Self Respect by Jenny Borland Rodrigo Toscano by Roberto José Tejada Hoa Nguyen by Iris Cushing Guy Gallo by Betsy Sussler A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim by Zachary Pace Engine Empire by Elsbeth Pancrazi Jimmie Durham by Manuel Cirauqui Fight Club: Richard Siken by Legacy Russell

Remembering Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019)

Honoring her memory, BOMB looks back on the life and work of the multi-media artist.

Carolee Schneemann by Coleen Fitzgibbon
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Breaking the Frame, a film by Marielle Nitoslawska about Schneemann’s unique legacy, serves as a departure point for an exchange about the “beauty paradox,” historical and contemporary patriarchies, and the artist’s ongoing subversion of gender codes.

Parts and Tools by Carolee Schneemann
Schneemann Rescan

Wooden box filled with poured glass and various objects, Parts and Tools by Carolee Schneemann, accompanied with a written reflection by the artist.

Carolee Schneemann: Like a Cat on a Fish by Darryl Turner
Schneemann Up to and Including

Thinking is not an incorporeal process. The mind is a muscle.

Chance and Agency: Carolee Schneemann’s Use of Fire by Olivia Gauthier

“The meaning of art is destruction.”