Paper Clip #23 by Tyler Curtis

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Part of the Paper Clip series.

1. On the eve of Museum Hours’s release, Jem Cohen spoke with Keyframe’s Glen Helfand about his latest work, filming in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, and the gallery versus the screening.

Above, Cohen’s 2006 short film, Blessed Are the Dreams of Men.

Mario Wagner

Room 11, 2013. Mario Wagner.

2. 3:AM’s Seth Wheeler interviewed writer Hari Kunzru on his new novel, Memory Palace, and its accompanying exhibition commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Rudy Burkhardt Curb

Curb, New York, 1973. Rudy Burckhardt.

3. Over at milk magazine, poet-critic Vincent Katz recounts his time with painter Yvonne Jacquette and late filmmaker/photographer Rudy Burckhardt.

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Left to right, Thomas Jay Ryan, Henry Stram and Jan Leslie Harding in Richard Foreman’s My Head Was a Sledgehammer. Photograph by Paula Court, courtesy of Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Inc.

4. Originally published in October’s Spring 1976 issue, experimental playwright Richard Foreman’s essay, “The Carrot and The Stick” attempts to outline his attention to procedure, and the self-criticism embedded in his plays.

Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
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The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

Jorge Macchi by Edgardo Rudnitzky
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“I’m absolutely against categorizations. Their function is to tranquilize the spectator.”

Announcing the Winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest
Photo of Edward Salem, the winner of Bomb Magazine's 2021 Fiction Contest

Congrats to Edward Salem, the winner of this year’s Fiction Contest!