Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside by Meyer Vaisman

BOMB 50 Winter 1995
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Meyer Vaisman, Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside, 1994.

On the outside, an informal rancho as built by the people of Caracas: clay tile block, zinc roof, held by miscellaneous urban debris. On closer inspection, the windows are cast human pelvises, the joints hair and cement, and inlayed in the wall are casts of pig skulls. On the inside, Meyer’s childhood room, its furniture, books, and objects are kept for him as he left them, displaced from his parent’s house in Caracas.

—Carlos Brillembourg

Tatiana Bilbao by Terence Gower
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Investigative Aesthetics: Eyal Weizman Interviewed by Rhoda Feng
Footage of an industrial flare in Death Alley, filmed by RISE St. James, is superimposed over a monument of Robert E. Lee in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Forensic Architecture)  © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

The originator of Forensic Architecture discusses a methodology of “investigative aesthetics” for revealing human rights abuses as manifested in built environments.

Tarik Kiswanson by Asiya Wadud
Young children in a performance holding hands, covering each other's eyes, and staring forward.

The artist and poet discusses his childhood as a first-generation Palestinian immigrant, the formation of selfhood in preadolescence, and the psychology of drifting.

From our Spring Issue: Melissa Febos by Sarah Neilson
Photo of the author Melissa Febos

In her latest book, Girlhood, the essayist examines her own coming of age and finding the words to forge a new self.

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BOMB 50, Winter 1995

Featuring interviews with Eric Fischl, Billy Sullivan, Luscious Jackson, George C. Wolfe, Tina Barney, Sigrid Nunez, Victoria Williams, Abbas Kiarostami, Ariel Dorfman, and James Carter.

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