Kelly Reichardt teams up with writer Jon Raymond once again and plunges us into the dark side of the American dream, except the stakes in this story are considerably higher: it’s set on the Oregon Trail in 1845.
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If you were at our Bash last summer, you’ll remember the army of Steve Keene paintings propped up all over Glasslands. We believe in second chances here at BOMB, so you’ll be able to check out (and walk out with) all of Keene’s work, again, this weekend at Fowler Arts Collective in Greenpoint. Click through for more info…
The end of summer means a sleepy art world, but a very much awake and thrashing music world. Heck, even with the free outdoor shows winding down there’s still plenty of musical summer fun to be had: the new Sufjan Stevens EP dropped, DJ / Rupture is playing at the Whitney, and Antony just released a new video. Read on for more end-of-summer fun with BOMB alums.
Sculptor Ian Schneller and champion whistler Andrew Bird joined forces on the Guggenheim’s rotunda in early August for the Dark Sounds concert series, performances that were conceived in conjunction with the Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance exhibition. In the spirit of Haunted, we went analog and had photographer Ryan Spencer shoot the show on his 35mm camera.
Genevieve Belleveau’s performance series Church of gorgeousTaps and the Reality Show (part salon, part group-therapy session, part house party) draws inspiration from Lutherans and addicts alike to create a secular Sunday afternoon sanctuary for those seeking community. It’s your typical backyard Brooklyn ritualistic group meeting…with the minor addition of a wannabe pop-star sage.
Artist Amie Siegel discusses her experiences wading through Stasi film archives, tackling translation, and weaving together the “visual essay” that is DDR/DDR. The film is screening at the Anthology Film Archives through Thursday, May 13th.
Your favorite female artists, now with beaks and wings; our annual silent auction allows you to passive-aggressively bid from home; performances by Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson in this week’s BOMB Alert. Read on…
Lady Caroline Blackwood may be best remembered for her marriages to painter Lucian Freud and poet Robert Lowell, but it is her career as a writer and critic that deserves our attention. Counterpoint’s expertly curated collection of her short stories and essays re-introduce readers to her strange and biting wit.
You’ve been waiting all winter and it’s finally here…BOMB 111, our spring issue! You can read teasers and hear audio excerpts (Patricia Clarkson, T.J. Wilcox, Charles Bernstein, Sam Lipsyte, Edgar Arceneaux) over on BOMBSITE, but you’ll have to check it out on newsstands for the real deal, which includes an eerily pixelated film still from Carlos Reygadas on the cover, Artist on Artist essays featuring Alex Hubbard, Joanna Malinowaska, and Sharon Harper, and First Proof with fiction from Rikki Ducornet, poetry by Kimiko Hahn, and art by Allen Frame. Click through for a preview.
Oh, the glamorous life of an independent film director! Hong Sang-soo turns the lens on himself (maybe) in Like You Know It All, an angst-ridden portrait of a critically acclaimed but otherwise little-known director’s trial and error love affairs, friendships, and mishaps. Director Koo, the slouching, perpetually befuddled protagonist, has been selected to be a judge for Jechon, Korea’s film festival—he’s more interested in the soju.
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