Mónica de la Torre on how despite the fact that the purpose of Ellen Harvey’s project “The Museum of Failure” is to illustrate that “all art fails,” there is no reason to stop making art.
This First Proof contains the poems “For Rose to Be We Need a Celebrity,” “Durango, Durango,” and “On Eroticism and Cutting Fabric.” For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
Mónica de la Torre on Kristin Palm’s first book of poems The Straits a rhapsody of Detroit that traverses time and subject seamlessly, encapsulating everything from the arrival of French settlers to the auto industry’s takeover of the city.
Mónica de la Torre reviews L.J. Davis’s novel, A Meaningful Life, warts and all.
It is about the articulation of the literary and physical voice that I write about here, after having seen David Greenspan’s sublimely written and performed The Myopia, produced by The Foundry Theater and closing this weekend, on February 7.
Watch Circuit (2013) from Amie Siegel’s exhibition Provenance.
Mónica de la Torre interviews the late Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven (yes, you read that correctly) in honor of the publication of Body Sweats, a collection of her uncensored writings.
Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings of buxom, verging-on-grotesque beauties invariably provoke and taunt the viewer. She spoke with Mónica de la Torre about the revelation of her outsize personality in her work.
One of Mexico’s most important conceptual artists, Ulises Carrión, is also one of the most overlooked. BOMB Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre is moved to child-speak over poems might seem gibberish, but are instead Cage-like koans.