MAR 23 & 24, 6PM 

New York Live Arts

Lydia Ourahmane by Ben Blackmore

The oil barrels Ourahmane shipped from Algeria to the UK became the first artwork legally exported from her home country since 1962. Her practice engages escape and displacement narratives. 

Portfolio by Eva Woolridge

Embracing divine identity through photographic portraiture.

kohl lhok كحل by Christian Hawkey

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Virtual Drift: Li Ming Interviewed by Yuan Fuca
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Mediating art, space, and the self on screens.

Inhabiting Realities: An Interview with Novelist Akwaeke Emezi by Sasha Bonét
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The Freshwater author on the ogbanje, Igbo, rejecting gender binaries, and using private journals as creative archives.

Loving Your Inhuman Characters: Andrés Barba and Yiyun Li in Conversation
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“All our worst mistakes begin as fiction in our lives.”

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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The Swede Beat’s Heartbeat: Lydia Kellam by Legacy Russell Marsha Norman by April Gornik MPA by Harry Dodge Irvine Welsh by Jenifer Berman Okkyung Lee and Ikue Mori Amy Herzog by Carolyn Cantor Gus Van Sant by Gary Indiana BOMB on the Inside: Pleasurable Perceptions by David Goodman Eduardo Machado by Stuart Spencer Artificial Languages: An Interview with Matthew Baker by K.C. Mead-Brewer John Wiese by C. Spencer Yeh Richard Tuttle by Bob Holman Maria Elena González by Carlos Brillembourg Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe by Kalia Brooks Walter Mosley by Thulani Davis Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee by Frank Gesualdi Augustus Thompson by Antonia Marsh Arthur C. Danto by Mike Kelly Marcelo Morales by Kristin Dykstra Lawrence Weiner by Marjorie Welish

The Oral History Project

In-depth interviews with New York-based African-American artists.

William T. Williams by Mona Hadler
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“I didn’t want to paint figuratively. I didn’t want something that was overtly referencing the social issues around me, but I wanted to find a way to describe them. How do you internalize this? How do you make a form that forces a painting to be an experience that is not necessarily easy to see, handle, or look at?”

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.”

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.”

Eldzier Cortor by Terry Carbone
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“I’m fighting between control and letting nature take its course.”