BOMB 144 Summer 2018

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Interview

Summer Issue Preview : John Akomfrah by Shezad Dawood

On the eve of Signs of Empire, his current show at the New Museum, the British artist and filmmaker elaborates on how philosophy and the history of cinema have influenced his practice. 

Interview

Summer Issue Preview: Chris Martin and Cy Gavin

The artists discuss painting landscapes, from transient rays of moonlight to the immensity of environmental changes.

Essay

Summer Issue Preview: The Haunting of Reza Abdoh by Marc Arthur

Reza Abdoh, the first large-scale retrospective of the late Iranian-American theater director’s work, is on view through September 3 at MoMA PS1. The comprehensive exhibition was co-organized by Bidoun’s Negar Azimi, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy alongside MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.

First Proof

Summer Issue: Portfolio by Torkwase Dyson

These drawings are from a series of 210 on view at the Graham Foundation in Chicago as part of Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells School through July 28, 2018. 

 Tilden by Geoffrey G. O’Brien

I should say a few things / Before I begin. Hell is easy, / We brought us here / And not for the first time.