Always Already Existing: Arthur Jafa’s Aghdra Reviewed by Simon Wu

A new film that feels both primordial and futuristic.

Message and Method: Hannah Chalew Interviewed by Louis Bury

Organic installations that envision current and future worlds.

Global Systems of Labor: Hugo McCloud Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker

Making paintings with plastic, metal, and other industrial materials.

A Note from Betsy Sussler and Odili Donald Odita
A quote graphic with white text on a red background that reads: "We are both garden and gardeners. We are tended to as we tend to others. —Ajay Kurian / From Ajay Kurian by Shiv Kotecha BOMB / Spring 2021"

Your tax-deductible gift to BOMB in 2021 will be matched dollar-for-dollar in celebration of our 40th!

Painting Is a Supreme Fiction: Writings by Jesse Murry, 1980–1993 by Sheryl Oppenheim
A spread from of painted notebook pages with handwritten words on “of sky and mind” on the left page.
Between a Body, a City, a Mountain: Sara Jimenez Interviewed by Re’al Christian
Heavy netting hanging from the ceiling in a dimly lit gallery holds a variety of objects.

Installations that investigate colonialist control.

ASUNA’s 100 Keyboards by Jacob Gordon
Naoyuki Arashi crouches over multiple keyboards at his American debut.
BOMB 155, Spring 2021

Our spring issue features interviews with Tiffiney Davis, Alex Dimitrov, Melissa Febos, Valerie June, Tarik Kiswanson, Ajay Kurian, and Karyn Olivier; fiction by Jonathan Lee, Ananda Naima González, and Tara Ison; poetry by Jo Stewart, Farid Matuk, and Joyelle McSweeney; a comic by Somnath Bhatt; an essay by Wendy S. Walters; an archival interview between Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince; and more.

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BOMB 156, Summer 2021

Our summer issue features interviews with Mel Kendrick, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Kader Attia, Arthur Jafa and Dana Hoey, Quntos Kunquest, Katiana Rangel, and Anne Anlin Cheng; fiction by Jenzo DuQue, Dylan Landis, Anthony Veasna So, and Sophie Hoss; nonfiction by A.V. Marraccini; a comic by Ronald Wimberly; poetry by Arthur Solway, Rickey Laurentiis, and Alina Stefanescu; an essay and portfolio by Kalup Linzy; an archival interview with Suzan-Lori Parks; and more.

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BOMB 157, Fall 2021

Our Fall 2021 issue features interviews with Rabih Alameddine, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Suzanne Jackson, Candice Lin, Kevin Morby, Naudline Pierre, and Diane Williams; an essay from Hafizah Geter; short stories from Akil Kumarasamy, Harris Lahti, Holly Melgard, Edward Salem (winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest), Adrian Van Young, and Diane Williams; a comic from Ricardo Cavolo; nonfiction from Hugh Ryan; poetry from John Keene and Marcus Wicker; a portfolio by Manthia Diawara; and Nam Le’s newly hand-annotated interview from 2009.

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The cover of BOMB 157, Summer 2021 features a photograph of a woman screaming against a hot pink background.
BOMB 158, Winter 2022

Our Winter 2022 issue features interviews with Ilona Ruegg, James Beacham, Renée Greene, Solmaz Sharif, Bassem Saad, Henry Threadgill, James Hannaham, Marina Adams, and Martha Tuttle; an essay by Tina Campt; fiction by Christine Vines, Kim Fu, Caio Fernando Abreu, and Sebastian Castillo; poetry by Amit Majmudar and Xan Phillips; a portfolio by Seher Shah; a comic by Warren Craghead III; and Christian Viveros-Fauné’s newly hand-annotated interview from 2011.

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Holly Herndon by Sean Higgins New Limbs by Harry J. Weil Robbie McCauley by Lynne Tillman Friends of the High Line by Tabitha Piseno Gary Lutz by Derek White A.M. Homes & Francine Prose Roe Ethridge by Tim Griffin Liz Magic Laser by Amanda Valdez Terry Allen by Clinton Krute Muna Tseng by Katy Gray Peter Cole by Edward Hirsch An-My Lê by Michael Almereyda Jim O’Rourke by Jay Sanders Joanna Ruocco by Micaela Morrissette Volatile and Transitory: Babak Lakghomi Interviewed by Zach Davidson Mixtape: Oneohtrix Point Never by Tauni Malmgren Engine Empire by Elsbeth Pancrazi Zhang Yimou by Lawrence Chua Rona Pondick by Shirley Kaneda Taking Shelter by Rachel Mercer

BOMB Retrospective

Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pedro Reyes Revisits the Classics by Mónica de la Torre​
Pedro Reyes 40Th

Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pauline Oliveros by IONE​
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IONE is Pauline Oliveros’s partner and collaborator of thirty-two years. Oliveros passed away in November 2016, but her powerful presence has left a lasting mark on experimental and electronic music globally. The following is IONE’s intuited conversation with the late Oliveros and a curated playlist expressive of her legacy.

BOMB Retrospective: On “Gran Fury by Robert Gober” by Avram Finkelstein
Gran Fury 40Th

Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Steve Reich’s Playlist
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.