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.
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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michelle Boulé refers to dance as channeling, where movement is a conduit. Here she discusses her choreographic influences, like Miguel Gutierrez and Deborah Hay, and the increasing intersections between dance and visual art.
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.
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.
En Español Francisco Suniaga y Federico Vegas, dos destacados novelistas venezolanos, hablan de los personajes trágicos y legendarios de la historia venezolana que habitan sus ficciones.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Tristan Perich’s album 1-Bit Symphony is actually a programmed microchip. Live, he accompanies the complex bleeps and bloops of its songs with a harpsichord. With Nick Hallett, he expounds on the algorithmic impulse of his art.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Shortlisted for a National Book Award for her poetry book Or To Begin Again, Ann Lauterbach discusses the function of the undead in her work and explains the art of the “imagined community.”
WEB EXCLUSIVE Photographer Mitch Epstein, whose new show opens at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. on March 16, spoke with Richard B. Woodward for BOMBsite in 2009.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Sculptor Rona Pondick on bodily fragmentation and the manipulation of the museum at her Worcester Art Museum exhibition.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Matt Keegan and Eileen Quinlan’s Y! O! G… A. is at the Kitchen through December 22. Free yoga classes! Quinlan and Beshty meet on a New York Chinatown rooftop to discuss their work in 2009.
Watch a BOMBLive! This video features an interview of artist Ned Smyth by artist Keith Sonnier, filmed in the summer of 2009. It is part of series In the Open: Art & Architecture in Public Spaces.
WEB EXCLUSIVE So Yong Kim’s second feature film Treeless Mountain vaulted her to the fore of a group of young filmmakers being called Neo-Neo Realists. She spoke with Ryan Fleck, co-director of the recent film Sugar.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Ford, one of the true giants of contemporary American literature and a master of of the short story form, talks to Vietnamese-Australian author Nam Le.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Painter Trevor Winkfield and writer Maggie Paley meet at Winkfield’s studio to discuss Winkfield’s graphic, disquieting, and bizarrely ceremonial paintings.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features a conversation between poets Robert Polito and David Trinidad, recorded at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema, Chicago, in April 2009.