Nature Doesn’t Care by Kiki Smith

BOMB 7 Fall 1983
007 Fall 1983
Wolfgang Staehle 001

Kiki Smith, Nature Doesn’t Care, 1983, paint and dye on muslin, approximately 26 × 96 inches each. Photo by Wolfgang Staehle.

Women as Warriors, Banshee-like
she exorcises the absurdities of
destruction. To hear the horror of
the natural; the birth, death, she
manifests the molecular structure
of the universe: tye dye—the cells
cycles of life and death. A survivor,
like nature has the power, has the
C. A. / B. R. S. 1983

Kiki Smith by Barbara Bloom
Bloom Marilyn5 Body
Tell Our Daughters by Besmilr Brigham

each is beautiful
a woman’s life

Song of the Earth by M. Gopalakrishna Adiga

My birth was at the bottom rung of the Western Ghats
   at a distance of three rolls only from the boiling

The Gentrification of Memory: Legacy Russell Interviewed by McKenzie Wark
Glitch Feminism 2

A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future.

Originally published in

BOMB 7, Fall 1983

Daniel Schmid by Gary Indiana, Robin Winters, Lizzie Borden, Jorg Immendorf, Harry Kipper & Roger Herman, art by Carl Apfelschnitt, Kiki Smith, and more.

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007 Fall 1983