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Black Phenomena: On Afropessimism & Camp by Hafizah Geter
A Black man’s mouth with a trim goatee and a set of gold and diamond encrusted grills on his lower teeth.
Black Phenomena: On Afropessimism & Camp by Hafizah Geter
A Black man’s mouth with a trim goatee and a set of gold and diamond encrusted grills on his lower teeth.
Material Resistance by Monica Uszerowicz
A woman wearing a bathing suit and sitting in a river pours a bowl of water over herself titled, Amara Abdal Figueroa in Guánica

Learning from clay; returning to the land.

BOMB Retrospective: On “Gran Fury by Robert Gober” by Avram Finkelstein
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

Duvet Theories by A.V. Marraccini
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For those “who have not left the apartment in a while,” A.V. Marraccini presents the essence of the duvet.

BOMB Retrospective: Revisiting “Susan Sontag” by Kate Zambreno
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Come to My Window by Jeanne Vaccaro
A person wearing a slayer baseball cap and facemark reaches through a window to touch a leg titled, Aimee Goguen at the window, by Jeanne Vaccaro

The aesthetics and erotics of boundaries and portals.

BOMB Retrospective: Coco Fusco on Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

Brown Building by Mariana Fernández
A drawing of a house in the shape of pliers titled, Casa en forma de alicate (Pliers-Shaped House), by Los Carpinteros

Improvised architecture as a form of temporality for marginalized communities.

BOMB Retrospective: Cookie Mueller Revisited by Sticky Fingers Publishing
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

Studio Visit: Amy Bay by Amelia Rina
A close-up of a painting of vibrant flowers titled, Amy Bay studio

Luscious paintings of flowers and foliage.

After the Father by Wendy S. Walters
Pages from the print version of Wendy S. Walters's essay "After the Father" as it appears in BOMB Magazine's spring 2021 issue.

“Each time they told me to smile I felt at risk for oblivion, as if it wasn’t me that they were looking at but, rather, some bright reflection of themselves, some aspiration gnarled against their own self-perception.”

Studio Visit: Bean Gilsdorf by Amelia Rina
Textile and photograph collages about a work table piled with supplies in an art studio.

Gorgeous and gaudy portraits of US royalty.

Focused by Devin Kenny
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The art, activity, dance, and protest of skating.

Studio Visit: Woomin Kim by Louis Bury
A tube wrapped in multicolor thread resting on a drop cloth on a wood floor titled, Woomin Kim studio

The difference between studio materials and life materials.

Studio Visit: Dominique Fung by Danni Shen
Five large and small color paintings hanging on the wall of a studio in front of a cart holding art supplies titled, Dominique Fung studio

Blending traditional Chinese ceramics and figures.

Some Thoughts on Diaspora and Hybridity: An Unpublished Slide Lecture (1994) by Lorraine O’Grady
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This lecture was given at Wellesley College during the premiere of Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.

Studio Visit: Hiba Schahbaz by Christina D. Bartson
Bright pink and red canvases on the wall and floor featuring a nude female figure , Hiba Schahbaz studio, photo by Christina D. Bartson

Turning the gaze around.

Studio Visit: Clotilde Jiménez by Terence Trouillot
A drawing of a muscular Black male affixed to the wall in the studio of ​Clotilde Jiminéz

Exploring queerness and Black bodies through drawing and collage.

You’re Still Sick by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz
color photograph of a surgical mask on a black and white car seat by, Pato Hebert

Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
Sun setting over dark lava rocks, digital film still by Arthur Jafa

One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”

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