Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Eluding the Brand: Kim Gordon Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris

Photographs and videos of public and private performance.

Art As Negotiation: Jason Hirata Interviewed by Joseph Lubitz

Artwork that complexifies the notion of authorship.

Community Engagement: Joy Labinjo Interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker

Painting as storytelling.

Amnesia is (Almost) a Luxury: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Interviewed by Nathan Osorio
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On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.

Relationship Advice: Maia Chao Interviewed by Simon Wu
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Mapping personal attachment styles onto art institutions.

Last Hurrah by Adam Wilson
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A satirical take on toxic masculinity.

On Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille by Coleman Collins
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The writer’s posthumously published novel, written ninety years ago, holds a mirror up to the past and present.

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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BOMB 150, Winter 2020

For our 150th issue, we have redesigned our flagship print magazine. This design reaffirms our mandate to deliver the artist’s voice, supporting the vital discourse that appears in BOMB with vivid imagery and innovative juxtapositions that encourage dialogue across the arts—from conversations between artists, writers, and performers to exciting literature. We present exchanges in their formative state: revelatory, fluid, and iconoclastic.


This issue features interviews with Bruce Pearson, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jacolby Satterwhite, Cathy Park Hong, Christiane Jatahy, and Seth Price, as well as fiction from Amelia Gray, Deb Olin Unferth, and Jenny Wu, and poetry from Sawako Nakayasu, Andrei Monastyrski, and Bob Holman.

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Todd Cronan by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe Boredoms by Hisham Akira Bharoocha Frances McDormand  by Willem Dafoe Bill Jensen by John Yau Phill Niblock by Natasha Kurchanova Raam Reddy by Daniel Kasman Chris Corsano by Michael Barron Todd Lester by Lorena Vicini Mac DeMarco by Gary Canino 3D Teddy Bear: Juan Antonio Olivares Interviewed by Elizaveta Shneyderman Javier Téllez (en Español) by Pedro Reyes Jennie Livingston by Reena Jana Cherríe Moraga by Adelina Anthony Martin Wilner by Francis Levy Gillian Wearing  by Grady T. Turner​ Eluding the Brand: Kim Gordon Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris Kathy Acker by Mark Magill Poet on New York by Luis Méndez Domínguez God on God: Chris Toll by ​Patrick Gaughan Alphabets: Kathleen Alcott by Patrick Somerville

The 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


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.”

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.”

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.”