BOMB 125 / Fall 2013
ART — AMY SILLMAN
by R. H. Quaytman
The two painters on Plato and Diogenes, the rude and the casual, cartoons and geometry, truth and deception, shame, and whimsical critical thinking. Sillman’s first museum survey opens at the ICA Boston this October.
ART — PAULO BRUSCKY
by Antonio Sergio Bessa
Paulo Bruscky came of age as an artist during the military takeover of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. In his native Recife, he developed a body of work for the dissemination of messages—through mail art, newspaper ads, flyers, and public interventions.
ART — STEVE RODEN AND STEPHEN VITIELLO
Vitiello and Roden are often mistaken for each other. It might have something to do with their early interest in punk, Cage’s influence on their work, and their sound-based collaborations.
ART — GONÇALO M. TAVARES
by Pedro Sena Nunes
The Portuguese writer’s series are set respectively in an undefined Central European country beset by constant war, and in a mutable locale inhabited by famous authors. At their core is an exploration of history, literature, and evil.
LITERATURE — RODRIGO REY ROSA
by Francisco Goldman
Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ‘80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.
FILM — BEN RIVERS
by Coleen Fitzgibbon
Rivers’s films involve loners and small, insular communities cut off from society. His latest, A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness, was made in collaboration with Ben Russell. With fellow filmmaker Fitzgibbon, he speaks of recreating utopian visions.
MUSIC — JULIA HOLTER
by Ben Vida
Upon the release of her new album, Loud City Song, the singer and composer on her interests in the poetry of Frank O’Hara, the operas of Robert Ashley, and Colette’s novella Gigi.
ART / THEATER — MY BARBARIAN
by Andrea Fraser
Brecht’s estrangement, Artaud’s ritual theatre, Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, and camp inform My Barbarian’s performance work: an investigation of what constitutes transformative cultural practice.
Sarah Charlesworth: 1947-2013. BOMB's Editor-in-Chief remembers dear friend and BOMB co-founder Sarah Charlesworth.
by Betsy Sussler
Picturing the Unsayable: Carl E. Hazlewood
by Patricia Spears Jones
Operation Massacre by Rodolfo Walsh
by Ellie Robins
Between Artists: Thom Andersen / William E. Jones
by Andrew Lampert
Lynda Benglis: Beyond Process by Susan Richmond
by Stuart Horodner
Beyond This Point Are Monsters by Roxanne Carter
by Alexandra Gauss
Savage Coast by Muriel Rukeyser
by Stefanie Sobelle
Anfang Gut. Alles Gut. Actualization of the Futurist Opera Victory over the Sun 1913
by V. Vogler
ARTISTS ON ARTISTS
Ben Durham by Christopher Stackhouse
Florian Hecker by Ben Vida
Miyoshi Barosh by Annetta Kapon
FIRST PROOF — BOMB’s Literary Supplement
TOM HOLMES, PORTFOLIO
AMINA CAIN, ths story “Furniture, Table, Chair, Shelves”
JUAN VILLORO, the story "Mayan Dusk"
CHARLES NORTH, a poem
SUSAN FRIEDLAND, the story “The Music Lovers”
JENNIFER KRONOVET, three poems
BARRY SCHWABSKY, three poems
ROBERT ANTONI, excerpt from As Flies to Whatless Boys
THE WICK — George Cochrane