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An Atmosphere of Threat: Betty Tompkins Interviewed by Bean Gilsdorf
pink words are written over the female figure in a reproduced Vermeer painting titled, Women Words (Vermeer #4), by Betty Tompkins

Art that confronts abuse toward women.

An Atmosphere of Threat: Betty Tompkins Interviewed by Bean Gilsdorf
pink words are written over the female figure in a reproduced Vermeer painting titled, Women Words (Vermeer #4), by Betty Tompkins

Art that confronts abuse toward women.

Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake by Jenny Wu
Postcard of a seashore with kneaded erasers arranged over the water and sky.

The retrospective of Hannah Wilke’s career “invites viewers to notice the overlooked details in Wilke’s works, so they can fully embrace the pleasures and contradictions that linger beneath—and, at times, explicitly atop—their surfaces.”

More than Mystery: Katherine Dykstra Interviewed by Tana Wojczuk​
What Happened To Paula 1

Resisting the true crime genre and shifting focus to the prevalence of violence against women.

Unexpected Vernacular: Ellen Lesperance Interviewed by Jared Quinton
An abstract painting of textile knitting pattern titled, Pink Triangle, by Ellen Lesperance

Painting feminist knitting patterns.

Magda Cârneci’s FEM Reviewed by Sarah McEachern
Fem7

The first English translation of the Romanian writer’s novel—a poetic exploration of the body that both engages and resists gender.

The Medical Gaze: Katarzyna Kozyra Interviewed by Zbigniew Bzymek
Olimpia Niebieska Vertical

The pioneering Polish video artist discusses illness, vulnerability, and Foucault.

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.”

From our Spring Issue: Melissa Febos by Sarah Neilson
Photo of the author Melissa Febos

In her latest book, Girlhood, the essayist examines her own coming of age and finding the words to forge a new self.

Collaborative Feminism: Yana Schnitzler Interviewed by Patti Jordan
Multiple square textile pieces pinned to the wall titled, Yana Schnitzler: Tales of a Phoenix: The Letting Go Project

A durational performance that knits a room-sized skirt.

Fear Can Set Us Free: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s To the Ends of the Earth Reviewed by Ken Foster
A young Japanese woman with a scarf around her head holds and looks down at a video camera, presumably filming what is in front of her.

A young Japanese journalist shooting a televised travel program in Uzbekistan confronts her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.

The Gentrification of Memory: Legacy Russell Interviewed by McKenzie Wark
Glitch Feminism 2

A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future.

Power as a Verb: Karla Kelsey Interviewed by Kristina Marie Darling​​
Cover of Blood Feather by Karla Kelsey

The archival genesis of Blood Feather and its rich inquiry into poetry as a curatorial act.

Altering the Perspective: Joan Semmel Interviewed by Erik La Prade
A painting of a naked male and female couple from the perspective of looking down at their reclining bodies titled, Purple Diagonal, by Joan Semmel

Groundbreaking paintings of the female body and sexuality.

Rules are for Breaking: Corinne Manning Interviewed by Cara Hoffman
Cover of Corinne Manning's We Had No Rules

On pageantry, the contradictions of family, and writing about queer femmes.

Inclusive Practices: Kate McBride Interviewed by Anni Irish
A white wall with red rectangular speech bubbles featuring quote from feminist authors, from the exhibition Women Take the Floor, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rethinking institutions through social change.

Gaining a Self: On Chelsea Bieker’s Godshot by Kristen Martin
God Shot

A uniquely vile cast of characters, ecological disaster, and a motherless daughter who finds strength in the unexpected.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
A variety of potted plants collected in plywood boxes and set in a small white gallery with botany drawings on the walls

Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.

Character Studies: Whitney Hubbs Interviewed by Kim Beil
Whitney Hubbs1

Investigating the photographic portrait.

A Woman Object (Exploding) by Lidia Yuknavitch
Bookcover displaying an illustrated wolf amid bright strips of color set on a blue background

Goddamn it to motherfucking hell, she says. I think that ought to cover it, he says. He asks her why she feels the need to swear so much, so deliberately, what depends on it, why it’s so important to her. Why, after so long, she hasn’t grown tired. Worn out in the mouth.

Outstanding, Girl, You Knock Me Out: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
1  Nothing Lasts Forever

Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.

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