Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Theater as Convergence: Lucas Baisch Interviewed by Vanessa Thill

On deep listening and language as liberation.

Dissimilarity in Unity: Richard Tuttle Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan

The artist discusses his approach to drawing and color.

An Astral Monument: Andrei Ujică Interviewed by Courtney Stephens

On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.

Oral History Project: Willie Cole by Nancy Princenthal
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“To me it was about energy, persistence, optimism, will, desire, and manifestation. I believed that everything I wanted was already in the world and that it was my job to be aware enough to see opportunity when it’s headed my way.”

American Artist by Simone Leigh
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Leigh visited the conceptual artist’s New York studio, where they exchanged ideas about public engagement, generating community, and practicing acts of resistance in the art world.

Multiple Representations: Florine Démosthène Interviewed by Jareh Das
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Shapeshifting, cosmological nudes.

A Note from Founder and Editor in Chief Betsy Sussler
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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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BOMB 147, Spring 2019

Featuring interviews with Young Joon Kwak, Kazuo Hara, Bill Jenkins, Ligia Lewis, William Basinski, Titus Kaphar, José Roberto Cea, and Barry Lopez.

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BOMB 148, Summer 2019

Featuring interviews with Mary Weatherford, Nanfu Wang, Lee Quiñones, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Whishaw, Édouard Louis, Geovani Martins, Prageeta Sharma, and James Thomas Stevens.

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BOMB 149, Fall 2019

Featuring interviews with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Antoine Catala and Dan Graham, Atelier Bow-Wow, American Artist, Jeff Bliumis, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Carmen Giménez Smith.

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Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin by Sabine Mirlesse Spoons and Brushes by Rena Silverman Kelly Reichardt by Gus Van Sant Mira Schor by Shirley Kaneda Common to Unique by Gilles D'Amecourt Ammiel Alcalay: Part II by Risa Kahn Takashi Hiraide by Will Heyward Dave Hickey by Saul Ostrow Guy Ben-Ner by Thom Donovan Miquel Barceló’s Gran Elefandret by Liza Béar Diane Kurys by Bette Gordon Deborah Woodard by Caitie Moore Béla Tarr, Fred Kelemen, & Mihály Víg by Michael Guarneri Jaime Manrique by Edith Grossman Jasper Johns by Marjorie Welish Mixtape: Wooden Shjips by Clinton Krute & Tauni Malmgren Vivien Goldman by Michael Patrick MacDonald Walid Ra’ad by Alan Gilbert The Self Is a Fiction: Jenny Xie Interviewed by Mariam Rahmani Joshua Abelow by Frank Expósito

Oral History Project

The Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting, developing, and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora.

Oral History Project: Janet Olivia Henry & Sana Musasama
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“When you’re an artist, you bring what you know, what you think, what you’ve experienced, your aesthetic, your ambition, and it doesn’t have to be conscious. In fact it shouldn’t be self-conscious. If the work isn’t speaking to you, if you’re not getting it from what you’re seeing, you’ve failed, and no amount of explanation is going to change that.” —Janet Olivia Henry


“Making our art is the purest thing we do. There are no hidden lies. My work is my truth as I have lived it.”—Sana Musasama


Linda Goode Bryant by Rujeko Hockley
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“I was motivated to pursue a way to change the conditions that were causing Black artists I interfaced with every day to say, ‘They won’t let us, they won’t let us, they won’t let us.’ I got tired of hearing that, and I said, ‘Fuck them! Let’s start a gallery!’ So that’s how JAM got started. It was never about being included.”

—Linda Goode Bryant, “Recollections, Linda Goode Bryant” in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Remembering Edward Clark
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Clark talks to his friend and fellow painter, Jack Whitten, about growing up in Louisiana, coming of age in Chicago, heady days in Paris, and living in New York City when the abstract expressionists ruled.

Peter Bradley by Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe & Cannon Hersey
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“I don’t want to mention names, but there are several black artists that would like to shoot me today because they weren’t in that show. Some of them are dead, but the ones that aren’t dead still give me a lot of bullshit every time I see them.”