BOMB 149 Fall 2019

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Editor's Choice

Who Is Michael Jang? Reviewed by Stephen Hilger

The artist’s first monograph makes a case for Jang’s place in twentieth-century photography nearly fifty years after he began making pictures…

Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School by Ryan Meehan
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Reconciling a futurist aesthetic with a story of the past.

Jack Briece’s Heterophonious Fool by Tyler Maxin
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This fall, Concentric Circles will press to vinyl Heterophonious Fool—composer Jack Briece’s sole commercially-released recording…

Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations by Sean Gasper Bye
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A gritty portrait of city life in the Wild East.

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society’s Mandatory Reality by Ben Vida
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A perfect hybrid of minimalism and spiritual jazz.

Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam’s The Sweet Requiem by Sabine Russ
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A film about departures, the kind without return.

Natasha Stagg’s Sleeveless by Eugenie Dalland
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Stagg’s essays, stories, and profiles on art and fashion speak to the new spaces and meanings created by the Internet.

Interviews

Korakrit Arunanondchai by Martha Kirszenbaum

As he prepares his musical—part video, part performance—for Performa 19, the Thai-born artist shares thoughts on Ghost Cinema, the ritual circle, storytelling, and empathy.

Antoine Catala and Dan Graham
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The two artists discuss pleasure and participatory viewership in their work, and how each is linked to opposing qualities of discomfort and alienation.

Atelier Bow-Wow Interviewed by Sunil Bald
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The Atelier’s research into urban morphology and their transformation of its precepts form the basis for Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020, an exhibition opening at the Japan Society this October.

American Artist by Simone Leigh
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Leigh visited the conceptual artist’s New York studio, where they exchanged ideas about public engagement, generating community, and practicing acts of resistance in the art world.

Jeff Bliumis by Hope Gangloff
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Bliumis paints people who serve—cab drivers, waiters, hairdressers, nurses—along with their indifferent patrons. With fellow painter Gangloff he talks composition, color, and brushes.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Mary Helena Clark
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Shot on a vintage news camera, with a script containing appropriated texts, The Plagiarists is a sendup of indie movie tropes and notions of creative authenticity.

Rion Amilcar Scott by Lincoln Michel
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The World Doesn’t Require You, with its fabulist interrogations of American history, imagines a Maryland town founded by members of the only successful American slave revolt.

Carmen Giménez Smith and Douglas Kearney
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Giménez Smith’s latest collection of poems, Be Recorder, engages the lyric tradition as well as spoken word to reveal the complexity of citizenship.

First Proof

Portfolio by Lucas Blalock

Sanssouci by Alexandra Gauss
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Winner of BOMB’s 2019 Fiction Contest, selected by Renee Gladman.

From Thirty Taken by Jesse Ball
The Dead by Ayşe Papatya Bucak
Two Poems by ​ Eleni Sikelianos​​
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Two Poems by Matvei Yankelevich
Four Poems by ​Russell Atkins
Aplomb is the Most Tender Word by Sophia Le Fraga
Box Without Head or Bottom by Son Ni
To Go Local by Erica Cardwell
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just a note; artist to artist by ruby onyinyechi amanze & Wura-Natasha Ogunji
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