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"I’ve always felt aspects of the natural world to be the most meaningful and therefore beautiful when things break down....
01/08/2024

"I’ve always felt aspects of the natural world to be the most meaningful and therefore beautiful when things break down..." —Kari Cholnoky

The artist considers transcendentalism and science fiction in her layered paintings.

Layered paintings that record psychic and physical sediment.

"It has helped us find out what happened in these places, who was behind these atrocities, who is guilty, what the evide...
01/07/2024

"It has helped us find out what happened in these places, who was behind these atrocities, who is guilty, what the evidence shows. It tells us the story." —Francisco Goldman

Goldman speaks with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz about his documentary on the origins of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team.

The noted novelist in conversation with the maker of a documentary about a groundbreaking collaboration with a team of Argentine forensic scientists.

"My interest is really in color and the world, and the world is such a colorful place." —Alteronce GumbyIn a conversatio...
01/07/2024

"My interest is really in color and the world, and the world is such a colorful place." —Alteronce Gumby

In a conversation with Leonardo Drew, Gumby discusses the inspirations that inform his art, from psychedelics to travel to Yves Klein.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981.

BOMB's Winter 2024 Issue features poetry from Anne Carson and Kimiko Hahn, fiction from Fiona Maazel, environmental nonf...
01/06/2024

BOMB's Winter 2024 Issue features poetry from Anne Carson and Kimiko Hahn, fiction from Fiona Maazel, environmental nonfiction from Lydia Millet, and much, much more. Subscribe today to read it all!

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"I wanted to move away from the pathos images of individually rescued people and make something that felt like a mass mo...
01/06/2024

"I wanted to move away from the pathos images of individually rescued people and make something that felt like a mass movement." —Jenny P***k

Inspired by her family history, P***k reflects on immigration and cultural erasure through her community-engaged installations.

Art about visibility and hiddenness.

"That’s when truth is the most dangerous, I think—when we lie about or deny ourselves our own truths." —Melissa RiveroRi...
01/05/2024

"That’s when truth is the most dangerous, I think—when we lie about or deny ourselves our own truths." —Melissa Rivero

Rivero grapples with memory, loss, and the stories we tell ourselves in both her personal life and her new novel, FLORES AND MISS PAULA.

The novelist on contending with multiple truths between a mother and daughter, nostalgia for a bygone homeland, and the complexities of everyday choices.

"I’m doing it to show people who look like me or who share my background that there is another way to experience this wo...
01/05/2024

"I’m doing it to show people who look like me or who share my background that there is another way to experience this world." —Alteronce Gumby

In conversation with sculptor Leonardo Drew, the self-described "artist-explorer" discusses how his outlook on life shapes his work.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981.

"You think of the role forensics has played in the battle for historical memory, in the battle for justice and the battl...
01/05/2024

"You think of the role forensics has played in the battle for historical memory, in the battle for justice and the battle against impunity, not just in Latin America but all over the world." —Francisco Goldman

The acclaimed novelist talks with Bernardo Ruiz about his new documentary, EL EQUIPO.

The noted novelist in conversation with the maker of a documentary about a groundbreaking collaboration with a team of Argentine forensic scientists.

"These offbeat structures demarcate space with an economy of lines, playing with ideas of lightness and heaviness, openn...
01/04/2024

"These offbeat structures demarcate space with an economy of lines, playing with ideas of lightness and heaviness, openness and closure, on formal, material, and thematic levels."

Hybrid sculptures that play with architectural space.

"One of the things that art can offer is longevity for certain stories. I’ve said to people that I’ve been working with,...
01/04/2024

"One of the things that art can offer is longevity for certain stories. I’ve said to people that I’ve been working with, 'This will tell a story about your resistance.'" —Jenny P***k

In a conversation with Michelle Millar Fisher, P***k explores themes of identity, agency, and incarceration present throughout her work.

Art about visibility and hiddenness.

"My interest is really in color and the world, and the world is such a colorful place." —Alteronce GumbyAn “artist-explo...
01/03/2024

"My interest is really in color and the world, and the world is such a colorful place." —Alteronce Gumby

An “artist-explorer,” Gumby confides his early encounters with art, his influences, and the qualities of color that motivate his painting practice.

A self-described “artist-explorer,” Gumby confides his early encounters with art, his influences, and the qualities of color that motivate his painting practice.

"How we navigate our days gives us insight into our fears, our shame, what we crave and what we dare to hope for." —Meli...
01/03/2024

"How we navigate our days gives us insight into our fears, our shame, what we crave and what we dare to hope for." —Melissa Rivero

The author of FLORES AND MISS PAULA (Ecco) discusses the hope of a homeland, multiple truths, and the fragility and force of memories.

The novelist on the hope of a homeland, multiple truths, and the fragility and force of memories.

"The skeletal sculptures establish a strong sense of negative space, as if the barriers between parts of the room were p...
01/02/2024

"The skeletal sculptures establish a strong sense of negative space, as if the barriers between parts of the room were psychological more than physical."

In a visit to her studio, Louis Bury considers the hybridity of Anne Wu's "architecture for ghosts."

Hybrid sculptures that play with architectural space.

From the  : Robert Gober by Craig Gholson, October 1989.In this interview from BOMB's 29th issue, the sculptor discusses...
12/29/2023

From the : Robert Gober by Craig Gholson, October 1989.

In this interview from BOMB's 29th issue, the sculptor discusses the importance of humor, the influence of a child's perspective, and how his objects are emblems of transition.

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/robert-gober/

From the  : Joachim Ernst Berendt by Randall Morris, July 1991. In this interview from BOMB's 36th issue, the musician d...
12/22/2023

From the : Joachim Ernst Berendt by Randall Morris, July 1991.

In this interview from BOMB's 36th issue, the musician discusses World Music, his choral album VOICES, and his desire to convey a spiritual feeling to his listeners.

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/joachim-ernst-berendt/

"I wanted to intervene and manipulate the space, creating zones of secrecy, retreat, surveillance, and exposure." —Gray ...
12/21/2023

"I wanted to intervene and manipulate the space, creating zones of secrecy, retreat, surveillance, and exposure." —Gray Wielebinski

The artist's installations at the ICA examine power structures, mythology, and apocalyptic bunker mentalities.

Installations that examine larger political forces.

In her exhibition at the New Museum, Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) installs a home within the museum walls...
12/20/2023

In her exhibition at the New Museum, Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) installs a home within the museum walls, merging art and life through readymades, surveillance, and performance.

The artist installs a home into the New Museum, merging art and life through readymades, surveillance, and performance.

"The novel started from this contemplative inquiry on how the complacency of language can inflict pain—and also how the ...
12/19/2023

"The novel started from this contemplative inquiry on how the complacency of language can inflict pain—and also how the complacency of language can deflect pain." —Adania Shibli

The Palestinian writer discusses her novel, MINOR DETAIL.

Writing from Palestine about trauma and the complacency of language.

Peter Rostovsky's debut graphic novel, DAMNATION DIARIES, tells the story of hell's only psychotherapist and his patient...
12/18/2023

Peter Rostovsky's debut graphic novel, DAMNATION DIARIES, tells the story of hell's only psychotherapist and his patient. For his interview with David Levine, the artist rendered their conversation onto the pages of the novel itself.

The writer and artist discusses his debut graphic novel by—literally—drawing this conversation on its pages.

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