BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB's founders—New York City-based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.
Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists' essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.
BOMB’s summer issue features two interviews with artists at the Whitney Biennial: Trinh T. Minh-ha discusses urban supremacy and her new film What About China?, and Emily Barker shares their experience with disability and healthcare through art—and curse words. Also, Sharon Van Etten rues how the universe called her bluff when she wanted to work from home, Victoria Chang considers the differences between being visible and being seen, and William Wegman revisits his early days as a conceptual artist. Plus, the launch of a poetry series, an excerpt from Lynne Tillman’s latest book, and a short story by Alejandro Zambra.