In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.
This excerpt is from BOMB’s winter 2021 issue.
For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked Garrett Bradley, Courtney Stephens, Alex Strada, Ephraim Asili, Nicholas Elliott, Mary Lucier, Tania Cypriano, Alan Licht, and Nina Menkes to tell us what sustained them.
Interrogating constructed behaviors of intimacy.
Art online during COVID-19.
On her new film, Aggie, the reimagining of art, and the urgency of justice.
Lazard’s spare, conceptual works examine the political dimensions of illness and disability and the pleasures of being with and caring for one another.
In mid-March, a still from the reality show Big Brother in Germany circulated on the Internet. It showed the contestants, who had been locked in a house together since early February, relaxing in a hot tub, blissfully unaware of the pandemic surging across the globe.
The creators of American Modern Opera Company on reinventing classical arts during the pandemic.
On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.
Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.
In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?
Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.
Making drawings of Instagram posts during COVID-19.
Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.
After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.
From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.
Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.