Bomb

The artist's voice since 1981

BOMB MAGAZINE is an independent art & literary quarterly that publishes interviews between artists, writers, actors, directors, and musicians, as well as fiction, poetry, photography, and essays on artists by other artists.

Its mission is to deliver the artist’s voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genres and media, collaborations between painters, poets, novelists, filmmakers, photographers, and musicians that reveal their craft and creative processes through carefully developed dialogues—now and for posterity.

Named after Wyndham Lewis’s influential 1914 journal Blast, BOMB Magazine was launched because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB reinvented the question-and-answer format, developing an editorial methodology that delves deep into theory and practice, allowing complex discussions to emerge. Like Blast, BOMB is edited by artists and writers to this day.

BOMB has become an international magazine that pairs artists in conversation based on the relevance of their work to one another and nuances of personality. We transform lively, raw transcripts into intellectually stimulating, yet immediate exchanges that preserve the artists’ voices. BOMB also publishes a 32-page literary supplement called First Proof featuring emerging and established authors, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English.

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charlemagne palestine · john ashbery · juan uslé · giuliana bruno · lola arias · tania bruguera
#128
2014-07
zoe leonard · etel adnan · jay scheib · lucy corin · anselm berrigan · lisa robertso
#127
2014-04
mary halvorson · kai althoff · dodie bellamy · edwige danticat · amie siegel · jon pestoni
#126
2014-01
stephen vitiello · julia holter · steve roden · rodrigo rey rosa · amy sillman · miyoshi barosh
#125
2013-10
abraham cruzvillegas · gyula kosice · hope gangloff · joanne greenbaum · fiona maazel · phillip lopate
#124
2013-07
enrique vila-matas · stan allen · stanley whitney · rachel kushner · halsey rodman · christopher deeton
#123
2013-04
cristian mungiu · david lang · nico muhly · fanny howe · tony feher · oscar murillo
#122
2013-01
haim steinbach · josiah mcelheny · lucy raven · jaime manrique · susanna moore · amy herzog
#121
2012-11
Bomb Danny Lyon
brian evenson · eija-liisa ahtila · john newman · b. wurtz · wayne koestenbaum · ralph lemon
#120
2012-08
Bomb Issue 119
ingo schulze · charles long · k8 hardy · liz deschenes · heidi julavits · nicolás pereda
#119
2012-05
Bomb Issue 118
yang fudong · jimmie durham · robert ashley · tamara zahaykevich · jennie c. jones · john miller
#118
2011-12