Abrons Art Center
Feb 1, 6:30pm

For People Like Us: on Denis Johnson’s The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Lincoln Michel

A posthumous collection cements the author’s reputation as a master of the short story.

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer by Katherine Cooper​

A painter talks about portraits as love letters, the poetry of country music, addiction and compulsion, drawing out painful archetypes, and finding both resentment and dignity in daily life.

Three Poems by Dan Beachy-Quick

humself, shamself, hymnself, shameself—. / lameself, lambself, numbself, unself—. / sing anger, goddess, of—. many devices—.

The Phenomenon of the Opera by Alexander Kluge
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Passion overwhelms comprehension. Comprehension kills passion.

Results, Concrete: Carly Mandel Interviewed by Kerry Doran
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Making chronic illness visible.

Alternative Visions: John Yau’s The Wild Children of William Blake by Rob Colvin
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Writing art history from the inside out. 

Reanimating History: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom by Monica Uszerowicz
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Summoning the spirits.

BOMB 139, Spring 2017

Featuring interviews with Steffani Jemison, Amitav Ghosh, Curt Stager, Ron Athey, Stephin Merritt, Rita Ackermann, Bryan Hunt, David Levine, Hari Kunzru, Sjón, and George Saunders.

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BOMB 140, Summer 2017

Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.

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BOMB 141, Fall 2017

Featuring interviews with Amit Dutta, Lisa Sanditz, Nina Katchadourian, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Bocanegra, Adrienne Truscott, Marcus Steinweg, Mike Wallace, and Lucy Ives. 

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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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Frederick Wiseman by Nicholas Elliott The Mother by Liza Béar Brave New World: Micki Pellerano at Envoy by Legacy Russell Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones by Michael Albo Howe Gelb by Bill Carter Frank Haines by Eliza Swann Christian Patterson by Jacob Pastrovich Kai Althoff by David Grubbs Barbet Schroeder by Ken Foster Carlos Reygadas by Jose Castillo Rachel Cusk by Alex Zafiris Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman by Pamela Cohn Robert Gober by Craig Gholson Christopher K. Ho / Hirsch E.P. Rothko by Tabitha Piseno Basma Alsharif by Aily Nash Victoria Williams by Josh Kun Walter Mosley by Thulani Davis Rockets Redglare by Mark Magill Trevor Paglen & Jacob Appelbaum Tom Kalin by Bette Gordon

On Being a Black Body

Artists whose work navigates the politics and struggle of the contemporary black experience.

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Memory and Ritual: An Interview with Doreen Garner by Forrest Muelrath
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Confronting the legacy of J. Marion Sims. 

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
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“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”

Portfolio by Azikiwe Mohammed
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Potential Futures / Black Receipts