The final poignant interview with the prolific, irrepressible, and—to anyone who met him—unforgettable New York artist Dan Asher, who passed away of Leukemia on April 23, 2010
Elizabeth Streb’s performance One Extraordinary Day recently thrilled London. Novelist A.M. Homes and the action heroine discuss overcoming gravity in a conversation from Summer 2010.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins’s sculptures reference the human body in all of its dumb charm and joyful habits. With Horodner she reflects on Levinas, contingency and Chinese scholar’s rocks.
Jonas—a pioneer of video and performance art—will perform a new work, Draw without Looking, on February 28 at the Tate in London. The piece will be broadcast live online.
Bremer’s information-packed networks drawn over documentary photographs are like snapshots of his mind. Taken from multiple angles, they imply brainstorming, reminiscing, hallucinating, musing, brooding, dreaming, reflecting, and automatic doodling.
To fellow author Wainaina, Mabanckou is a leading writer amongst those building bridges between a divided, postcolonial Africa. For his novel Broken Glass, Mabanckou wrote the Congolese oral tradition into French.
A Visit from the Goon Squad is Egan’s fifth book; its polyphonic structure mirrors the undeniable fact that characters, like people, are central to themselves yet peripheral to others.
Beginning with the mostly solo Horn of Plenty, Droste’s ringing vocals catapulted Grizzly Bear to the fore of Brooklyn “freak-folk.” Ironic, then, that here he recalls being initially afraid to sing, even for himself.
In her most recent theater piece, The Truth: A Tragedy, Hopkins tackled her father’s deterioration. Annie-B Parson rolled the dice to find out how Hopkins converts her demons into one-woman productions blending music, dance, fact, and fiction.
Ed Halter on Andrew Lampert’s ability to combine the documented and the live in a way that insists on the imediancy of cinema as an event.
Stephen Westfall inspects the typical Cordy Ryman sculpture discovering it to be a seemingly autonomous entity complete with its own agency and the ability to miraculously self-propagate.
David Van der Leer on design collective Futurefarmers, whose project Shoemaker’s Dialogues will be at the Guggenheim in New York City from May 4th through the 14th.
This First Proof contains a portfolio by Eva Lundsager with an essay by Jessica Baran.
This First Proof contains the essay “A Short History of the Limited Edition” by Tan Lin. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from S P R A W L by Danielle Dutton. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
Images from BOMB’s 29th Anniversary Gala
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Lividity by Kim Rosenfield. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains the short story “From Linda Perdido” by Mac Wellman. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains the short story “Hot on the Hunt” by Zach Samalin. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
This BOMB Specific contains artwork by Fiona Banner. This content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains the short story “Santutxo Etxeberria” by Barbara Browning. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
The New Adventures of Grossmalerman cartoon strip relays the particular hazards of contemporary art and the protagonist’s deadly, Richard Serra-esque Awkwardly Heavy Razor Arc. This article is only available in print.
This First Proof contains three poems by Elizabeth Willis. For copyright reasons, this content is available in print only.
Fiction for Driving Across America Listen to Danielle Dutton reading an excerpt from her novel S P R A W L, originally published in BOMB 112, in the eighth installment in BOMB’s literary podcast series.
Watch a BOMB Extra Video Check out Elizabeth Streb and her performers in an exclusive behind the scenes look at the choreographer and her craft.
This Editor’s Choice contains Stuart Horodner’s review of Blind Handshake, a compilation of David Humphrey’s writings about art alongside reproductions by more than 100 artists.
This Editor’s Choice contains Daniel Borzutzky’s review of Cipango, the latest by Chilean poet Tomás Harris, translated by Daniel Shapiro.
This Editor’s Choice contains Paul W. Morris on Electric Literature’s publishing model, which utilizes a combination of various electronic formats and print-on-demand technologies.
Genevieve Belleveau’s performance series Church of gorgeousTaps and the Reality Show draws inspiration from Lutherans and addicts alike to create a secular Sunday afternoon sanctuary for those seeking community.
This Editor’s Choice contains Carlos Brillembourg’s review of new work by artist George Negroponte.