Art may be the True Form of Disarmament by Bonnie Sherk

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983

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Photo by Bonnie Sherk.

Art may be the True Form of Disarmament, is a new patriotic flag (red, white, and blue, nylon, 6 × 10 feet), designed by the artist and manufactured by the Valley Forge Flag Company of Pennsylvania, one of America’s oldest flagmakers. This flag is meant to fly wherever there is an elephant and a donkey. This picture shows the flag hanging on F Street in NW Washington, DC March, April, 1983.

Dr. Agitt Tortured by Sue Coe
One Piece: Clearly Confused by Natalie Baxter
Natalie Baxter Clearly Confused

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed by Cassie Packard
a collage featuring lobsters a white pot and whiffle balls and a bat titled, ​Bayou Choctaw Sweet, Sheida Soleimani

Photomontages that expose power and brutality.

The Value of Labor: Rodrigo Valenzuela Interviewed by Forrest Muelrath
A black and white photograph of machine parts assembled in a metal room titled, Afterwork #2, by ​Rodrigo Valenzuela

Films and photographs that address the future of work.

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BOMB 6, Summer 1983

Kathy Acker, Jene Highstein, Mark Pauline, James “Son” Thomas, art by Anthony McCall, Judy Pfaff, Julia Heyward, and more.

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006 Summer 1983