WEB EXCLUSIVE Uniting three works of opera that span over 100 years, Michael Counts curates, directs, and designs his vision Monodramas for the New York City Opera. He speaks with musician John Zorn about the scale and challenges of the stage.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Deb Olin Unferth—whose story “Abandon Normal Instruments,” appears in First Proof—recently published a memoir chronicling her teenage adventures in revolutionary Central America. She spoke to writer Nathan C. Martin.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Adina Hoffman’s biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali is a compelling portrait of an artist. Hoffman spoke with fellow biographer Deborah Baker about issues of fact and the biographer’s immersion in her subject.
WEB EXCLUSIVE From big-box stores, thrift shops to dead malls, photographer Brian Ulrich has captured the US landscape of consumption for a decade—unflatteringly but never without empathy. Lynn Saville prompts him to elaborate on his vision and travels.
In Sanctuary, Crewdson’s newest series, the artist leaves behind his cinematic, large-scale technique for a more minimal, realist view. The BOMB crew headed to Great Barrington to talk to Crewdson about this departure.
WEB EXCLUSIVE With MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times, Deborah Kass continues her dialogue with postwar pop culture. Her new show opened at Paul Kasmin Gallery on January 24.
Full House Head presents mind-numbingly blissful tracks, and uses repeated riffs to create a long, loud, monolithic album.
WEB EXCLUSIVE How does the formless become form? Jane Dickson speaks with the sculptor Arlene Shechet on the eve of her one-woman exhibit at Jack Shainman Gallery––about time and the Buddhist precept of paying attention.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michael Rother is perhaps best known as one half of German rock group Neu!, whose three-album body of work from the 1970’s is widely considered to be among the most unique and soaringly beautiful music of the era.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Joe Scanlan has been hiring diverse black actors to play the fictional emerging artist Donelle Woolford at art openings and lectures. With poet Jeremy Sigler, he delves into the project’s intricacies and uncomfortable implications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Martinican musician/linguist Jacques Coursil’s Trail of Tears, features his signature trumpet sound—reminiscent of speech. Jason Weiss talks record labels with him, the heydays of jazz, identity, academia, and more.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Tom Healy, veteran of New York’s art scene, lecturer and activist, is garnering praise for his first book of poetry. Writer Carol Muske-Dukes speaks with Healy about painting, pain, and the making of unsentimental poems.
Michelle Boulé refers to dance as channeling, where movement is a conduit. Her new work WONDER premieres at Issue Project Room May 30 and 31.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The legendary animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi, innovator of documents of generational angst like Fritz the Cat and Coonskin, has turned to visual art.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The director of the underground classics Variety and Luminous Motion speaks with Evangeline Morphos. Those and other films by Gordon are screening this weekend at Anthology Film Archives.
WEB EXCLUSIVE If you know Jace Clayton, you probably know him as DJ /rupture, a turntablist who has hopped styles from clattering noise to grimy dub to cumbia. Coming off his recent album Solar Life Raft, Clayton met with poet Alan Gilbert.
Tan Lin is interested in non-print forms of reading—potted plants, traffic lights, spoken words, strip malls, WD50—and approaches the book as a repository of dispersed ambient textuality.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Harvey Shapiro, one of New York’s major 20th-Century literary figures, is a poet and former editor of the New York Times Book Review. Here he reveals why a New York poet constantly works with found material.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features an interview of the founder and director of The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Matthew Coolidge, by architect Deborah Gans, recorded at Pratt Institute on February 22, 2010.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Amanda Ross-Ho’s sculptures interweave handcrafted family artifacts with generic, mass-produced objects in an attempt to “reclaim nostalgia as a viable language.” She and Elad Lassry discuss how her bohemian upbringing shapes her work.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Travel writing is a known genre, but travel painting? Mike Glier and Roberto Juarez walk through Glier’s current exhibition of landscape paintings made in Ecuador, the Canadian Arctic, New York & St. John—a global line of longitude.
WEB EXCLUSIVE When sound installation artist Margaret de Wys was diagnosed with breast cancer, she left all she had established to be healed by a shaman in the Ecuadorian jungle … and it worked. Her new book, Black Smoke, describes how.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Oskar Eustis, the Public’s Artistic Director, and his collaborator, Hewes Award-winning set designer David Korins. Having recently collaborated on Passing Strange among other productions, the two discuss how process makes perfect.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The Venezuelan artist who once replicated her apartment in a Caracas museum revisits key performances, discussing her personal measurement unit (the anto) and the fauna she researches in her apartment.