Portfolio by Ville Kumpulainen

BOMB 143 Spring 2018
Bomb #143
1 Kumpulainen Thewindsblow

The Wind Blows, 2016, pigment print, 25.5 × 19 inches. All images courtesy of the artist.

6 Kumpulainen Journey Copy

Journey, 2016, pigment print, 17.75 × 17.75 inches.

4 Kumpulainen Afterwards

Afterwards, 2016, pigment print, 34 × 23.25 inches.

3 Kumpulainen Puppeteer 1

Puppeteer, 2016, pigment print, 20.5 × 14 inches.

7 Kumpulainen Outofsight

Out of Sight, 2015, pigment print, 26.75 × 18 inches. 

2 Kumpulainen Memorysequence

Memory Sequence, 2014, pigment print, 27.25 × 18.25 inches.

5 Kumpulainen Disappearing 1

Disappearing on White I, 2015, pigment print, 25 × 16.25 inches.

Ville Kumpulainen is a photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland. In his new book, Out of Sight (Hatje Cantz, 2017), Kumpulainen manipulates archival images to solidify the tenuous connection between present and past, attempting to fill the gaps left between himself and his history.

Portfolio by Sam Contis
Sam Contis 01
Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
Mike Wallace 02

In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
Polina Barskova Bomb 1

“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

Portfolio by Suha Traboulsi
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Kassab Bachi, one of the most prolific Arab painters, has never exhibited in the Arts Club of Chicago. Yet three of his drawings were found on the backs of three framed artworks in the club’s storage.

Originally published in

BOMB 143, Spring 2018

Featuring interviews with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten, Sergio De La Pava, Nina Hoss, Barbara Hammer, Joseph Keckler, Lydia Ourahmane, Kaneza Schaal, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, and Summer Wheat.

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