This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Watch Circuit (2013) from Amie Siegel’s exhibition Provenance.
BOMB visits Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello at Governor’s Island to discuss Cagean concepts of silence, harmonizing with the outside world and listening to mimes.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Bill Orcutt discusses his new solo album A History of Every One, bending genres in Harry Pussy, Bob Dylan, authenticity, and the history of blackface.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Writers Veronica Gonzalez Peña and Erik Morse muse on the recent history of the psychological novel in the post-colonial world.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Van Dyke Parks discusses his recent collection Songs Cycled, the synesthetic quality of his work and unpopular pop music.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The two poets discuss extraterrestrials, the body politic, and the use of folklore in Toscano’s book Deck of Deeds.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Von Trotta and actress Barbara Sukowa discuss their history together, the role of radical women in Germany and their latest film, Hannah Arendt
WEB EXCLUSIVE Christian Haub’s Floats are plexiglass constructions that are looked through as well as at. The artist discusses the place these works have in his long, underrated career.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Jeffrey DeShell and Rebecca Wolff discuss their latest works–from class, porn, to intertextuality found in our day-to-day lives.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Writer Jauregui speaks with filmmaker Julia Loktev about couples dancing and moments of rupture and equilibrium in her new film The Loneliest Planet.
Noise shamen Richard Youngs talks to Chasny—of Six Organs of Admittance—about kazoo music, the nature of memory and Youngs’s new “country” album Summer Through My Mind.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Roberto Tejada discusses his literary career with Esther Allen and his recently published book of poetry, Full Foreground.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Mary Jo Bang discusses her unique approach to translating Dante with Zachary Lazar. Her Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, is out now.
WEB EXCLUSIVE McGrath and Tillman discuss the deferral of trauma across generations and the choice to tell one story from two perspectives in his new novel Constance.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Artist Humphrey talks to Spiotta about her recent novel Stone Arabia and the overlaps between acting and writing.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Chris Andrews and fellow translator Will Heyward discuss Roberto Bolaño, César Aira, Oulipo, and the peculiar challenges faced by the translator.
Writer Jeremy Sigler talks to his mentor, performance artist Nigel Rolfe, about art as human experience.
Poets Anne Waldman and Frances Richard discuss their careers, new work, and life at the forefront of the poetic avant-garde. Or, as Waldman calls it, the avant-derriere.
Web Exclusive Louise Belcourt discusses her new work—and its historical, physical edges—with her longtime friend and correspondent Joanne Greenbaum.
Web Exclusive Jean Pagliuso sits down with artist and ceramicist Toni Ross to discuss Cycladic art, coil pots and Ross’s recent show at Ricco/Maresca.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Poets Enzensberger and Smith discuss politically engaged writing and their fondness for flops. Smith won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars.
WEB EXCLUSIVE With the release of Martha Wilson Sourcebook, the artist looks back on her 40-year career and discusses the origins of Franklin Furnace, the flexibility of identity, and the difficulty of staying visible with age.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michèle Gerber Klein and Maurizio Cattelan “read” his new magazine Toilet Paper. The retrospective Maurizio Cattelan: All opens November 4 at the Guggenheim Museum.
WEB EXCLUSIVE In a BOMB Web Exclusive, Adam Fitzgerald talks to Ben Lerner about Leaving the Atocha Station, the acclaimed poet’s debut work of fiction.
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.
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.