Reza Abdoh’s Cultural Compost: Negar Azimi and Tiffany Malakooti Interviewed by Sohrab Mohebbi

An ecumenical, eccentric, ecstatic, illegible, undigestable stew.

The Trees of Sawtooth Park by Ben Marcus

Dr. Nelson wanted me to feel something. In the palm of his hand was a pale yellow mound of powder. 

Tauba Auerbach and Sam Hillmer

Before the premiere of their multimedia collaboration LIGATURE, visual artist Auerbach and saxophonist Hillmer talk about connectivity, geometry, and the nature of mind.

Elaborate Intuition: Bergsonist Interviewed by Greg Zifcak
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The inventive electronic musician discusses collaboration, method, and digital distribution.

Nyabf

Join us at PS1 for this year’s NYABF.

Portfolio by Mano Penalva
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Creating an aesthetic rupture in systems of exchange.

Uncommon Translations: Emma Ramadan Interviewed by Kyle Paoletta
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On translating avant garde and genderless literature.

BOMB 142, Winter 2018

Featuring interviews with Milford Graves, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Meredith Monk, Jim Hodges, Lucy Dodd, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jlin, Cate Giordano, Don Mee Choi, Christian Hawkey, and Friederike Mayröcker.

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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.
—The Editors

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Wong Kar-wai  by Han Ong Weather Prophet by Alissa Nutting Karim Aïnouz by Tânia Cypriano Anthony Hecht by Daniel Anderson All The Pretty Horse Feathers: An Interview with Justin Ringle by Andrew Frank Xylouris White by Jem Cohen Chris Forsyth by Andrew Aylward Sascha Braunig by Aaron Gilbert Graeme Downes by Jeff Harford Alan Vega by Brain McPeck & Matt McAuley DeForrest Brown Jr. & Bill Kouligas Generative Misunderstanding: Alison O’Daniel Interviewed by Anne Ellegood The Art of Awareness: Alice Ripoll Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz Shirley Kaneda by David Clarkson Álvaro Siza by José Antonio Aldrete-Haas Fred Tomaselli by David Shields Inhuman Sound: An Interview with Matmos by Britton Powell Ismet Prcic by ​Matt Jakubowski Liza Béar by Robert Lang Zombie: Fela Kuti Lives Again by Alex Littlefield

Oral History Project

BOMB's Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora.

Announcing BOMB’s 2018 Oral History Fellow 
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The Oral History Fellowship is a post-graduate editorial fellowship offered by BOMB Magazine, with a goal to organize and publish interviews by artists of the African Diaspora who are based in New York. 

Kara Walker & Larry Walker
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“I would like to do more of that kind of thing: travel, spend some time in a place and really work from a different vantage point. I don’t know what will happen in my work from that, but I trust my ability to find the tools to find my way into my work. I think I will sit out in the woods more.”

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Wangechi Mutu by Deborah Willis
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“The collage works are going to be life-size. My work increased in scale when I realized that I wanted people to enter the worlds or to see them almost like dioramas— these places that they could be immersed into, with their own social structures and their eco-systems.”