Poet and essayist Kristin Prevallet talks to artists caraballo-farman about their series The Heirloom Plates, part of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Art Museum through September 4th.
I encountered Akilah Oliver’s most recent book A Toast in the House of Friends (Coffee House Press 2009) with a bit of trepidation as I read “An erudite, gripping manifesto of grief” on the back cover.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Jordan DeBor, features poetry by Rebecca Foust and art by Drew Leshko.
Where I’m from, substance abuse is a common way of dealing with pain, and it figures in this and in many of my poems. I was fortunate to land the scholarships to college and law school that gave me a way out of a life that did not seem to present many options, but what you experience as a child, of course, shapes your adult experience. My adult life brought another experience of fragmentation and fragility—raising a son with autism. Fragmentation and fragility—both his and my own—and coming back from that was the basis for my first collection of poems, Dark Card.
– Rebecca Foust
Filmmaker Lucretia Martel has often been compared to David Lynch, but where Lynch’s films give off the rank smell of a decaying swamp (with who knows what sunk to the bottom), Martel’s new film reminds me of the arid beauty of a bone left in the sun.
West-coast correspondent Christine Lagorio reports from the Oakland Art Murmur. Video after the jump.
As we approach the event horizon of the summer—that nebulous, mid-August point when the season begins its imperceptible slip towards fall—the city pauses for a collective breath.
Michael Bühler-Rose and Matthew Gamber discuss the past, present, and future of black and white in an art world that’s been overtaken by large format color photography.
The word “Valentine” can’t help but invoke images of cheap, cheesy paper Garfield valentines and boxes of colorful, chalky heart candies that say “Be Mine” and “Hot Stuff.” However, on February 14th 2006, the Austrailian born poet Lisa Birman received a unique valentine from the United States in the form of her green
Our intrepid film correspondent Montana Wojczuk caught up with Jem Cohen for this Podcast. They had a broad ranging discussion covering topics from 8-mm film, to Jeff Koons.
Throughout the early 1920s, Aleksandr Rodchenko took many photographs of his friends and colleagues. Some were snapshots, others author photos for book covers, and still others would be used in his propaganda collages for the Russian Telegraph Agency.