June 27, 2007 - BOMB Magazine - Celebrates its 100th issue
June 27, 2007

Celebrates its 100th issue

BOMB Magazine’s 100th issue available now!

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For 26 years running, BOMB has published over 750 interviews between artists–that’s 1500 visual artists, writers, musicians, directors, architects, and actors who comprise an ongoing dialogue about the arts. A simple idea of complex proportions because it has changed the nature of cultural discourse.
“BOMB’s interviews refer to the culture in its fluid and formative state, and in this way contribute to its direction. In and through them the culture encounters itself the task that BOMB has preempted on behalf of the culture is to help it find its bearing though understanding those who are helping it change.”
–Arthur C. Danto, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

This month, BOMB celebrates its 100th issue with an all-star line-up of interviews and essays by critically acclaimed artists. This landmark anniversary issue includes:


–An oral history between long-time friends Chuck Close and Joe Zucker ranging from painting to basketball

–Swedish painter Mamma Andersson in correspondence with poet Christopher Hawkey on memory, architecture, and turtles

–Kara Walker with poet Matthea Harvey on the history and aesthetics that have provoked such heated debate about her art


–The Wooster Group’s Kate Valk speaks with David Salle on channeling the ghosts of legends


–Hungarian visionary Béla Tarr discussing his meteoric rise from rebel filmmaker to cult auteur


— Péter Nádas on the parallels between science and literature, Susan Sontag called his Book of Memories “the greatest novel written in our time”

–Howard Norman, translator of Inuit folktales and author of disquieting, mysterious books like The Bird Artist, unpacks his latest novel, Devotion


–Postmodern composer Benedict Mason, “a brilliant manipulator of form, and perception.” by George Steel

FICTION AND POETRY in FIRST PROOF by Jill Bialosky, Anne Carson, Rivka Galchen, Ed Park, and Diane Williams

Reviews of new art books, films, literature, music, exhibitions and performances

VIEW current and back issues at bombsite.com

BOMB CELEBRATES ITS 100th ISSUE: Founded in 1981, BOMB was launched as a publication in which emerging and established artists could speak openly about the creative process through conversations between peers. In the pages of BOMB, artists become the authors of their own tales.

Named for Wyndham Lewis’s Blast, a 1917 journal edited by artists and writers, BOMB Magazine is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that has been at the forefront of independent publishing for the last 26 years.
The magazine is published with the generous support of Andy Warhol Arts Writing Initiative, Foundation 20 21, Bertha & Isaac Liberman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Thanksgiving Fund, Select Equity Group, Inc. New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, W. L. Lyons Brown Jr. Charitable Trust, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Frances Dittmer Family Foundation and The Reed Foundation.

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