Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Artificial Families: Matthew Angelo Harrison Interviewed by Tausif Noor

The malleable biographies of cultural objects.

Modify and Deform: Jacqueline de Jong Interviewed by Vere van Gool

An exhibition by a prior member of the Situationist International.

Spray Paint and 3-D: Kenny Scharf Interviewed by Marilyn Minter

The relationship of colors on and off the canvas.

The Serene Background of the Future: Yoshio Ojima Interviewed by Spencer Doran
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The pioneering ambient music artist discusses the computer programs, musicians, and spaces that shape his soundscapes.

An Homage to How Artists Inspire Artists: Courtney Maum Interviewed by Katharine Coldiron
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The author on writing about the swell before a war, factual inaccuracy as surrealism, and taking a jab at our own heedlessness.

A Secret Cut in History: Amanda Lee Koe Interviewed by Leah Dworkin
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The novelist on studying cinema in Singapore and how she came to imagine the queer love lives of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl.

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A summer market of your favorite local publishers and magazines, SPF 19 is the sixth installment of the Small Press Flea, co-presented by BOMB Magazine and Brooklyn Public Library.

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.

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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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From the Editors

A selection of literature, music, and film from BOMB's summer issue #148.

Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But… by Anthony Hawley
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Much silence fills the exquisite visual tableaus in German filmmaker Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But…

Walks to the Paradise Garden by J.W. McCormack
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In a 1988 interview for the LA Times, self-taught artist Reverend Howard Finster explained his creative predicament …

Nyege Nyege Tapes by Simon Gabriel
Sounds Of Sisso

The first time I heard something on Nyege Nyege Tapes was on computer speakers. For once, the promotional blurb wasn’t hyperbolic …

Chavisa Woods’s 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture