DUMBO Arts Festival Preview! With over 500 local and international artists (Ahem..Helen Dennis, Eric Corriel, Seth Wulsin, Leonard Ursachi, John Parker, Johnny Moreno, to name a but a few) participating, a preview is a must. And live coverage. And the BOMBlog’s not a bad place for both. Get a glimpse now at Hungarian artist Farkas Fülöp’s Manhattan Bridge defying new work Mobile in Motion, Thomas Draschen’s FREUDE, Ryan Uzi’s Zygote and Matl Findel’s St. Alban. Come back later this week for more updates! Read on!
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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.
Jonathan Lethem’s new book, Chronic City, is out now from Doubleday. He discusses the naming of characters in this clip from a conversation with BOMB Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler. Head over to BOMBsite for the full interview.
A parade by Arto Lindsay, an acoustic set by Kalup Linzy, negotiate with Meg Stuart; all at Performa 09. See rarely shown work by Michel Auder about Morroco, atLight Industry (Oct. 21). WOSU Arts Blog has a video of Luc Tuyman‘s new show at the Wexner Arts Center. A podcast with Hanif Kureishi. The Village Voice onLydia Davis‘ new Collected Stories. Richard Tuttle‘s new exhibition at Carolina Nitsch, NYC opens Oct. 22. Jonathan Lethem reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn (Oct. 20), while Mary Jo Bang reads at USC (Oct. 29). The Pompidou is having a major exhibition of women artists, including Shirley Jaffe and Annette Messager.
In Lydia Millet’s BOMB Interview with Jonathan Lethem, Millet speaks of her captivation with animals, saying “Animals are like rock stars, they have that charisma.” In Millet’s new short story collection, Love in Infant Monkeys, she treats animals as rock star characters, paralleling them with real-life celebrities to create stories both eccentric and, in unexpected ways, honest.
Tonight at 7 pm musician Nick Cave will discuss his novel The Death of Bunny Munro in Union Square in New York at “Upstairs at the Square”. Tomorrow, September 15th, educator Deborah Howes will give a lecture on Roxy Paine’s Maelstrom (2009) at the Metropolitan Museum of art at 11 am. An eclectic group of artists will appear at Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Triangle, including September 23rd Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, September 17th writer Tracy Kidder, and, September 29th Joyce Carol Oates. And, if you’re in New York, don’t forget to check out the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, where one of the last works by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt was installed last week. If you’re a little further North, The Toronto International Film Festival is currently in full swing until the 19th. Here’s an interview with Harmony Korine , whose new film Trashhumpers premiered in Toronto last Saturday. Pedro Almodovar has a new film, Broken Embraces, premiering at the Festival and was recently interviewed by the Telegraph, here. Last year, at the New York Film Festival, he introduced Argentinian auteur Lucrecia Martel’s film A Headless Woman, now showing at Film Forum in New York. More after thejump.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is happening this Sunday, Sept. 13 and features an amazing line-up. BOMB will be there with our own event, as will be many past BOMB interviewees: Paul Auster, Jonathan Lethem and Mary Gaitskill (also interviewed 1990) in conversation, Colson Whitehead, A.M. Homes, Richard Price, Francine Prose, Cornelius Eady and Paul Muldoon.There will also be a panel discussion on the late, great Mahmoud Darwish. For those who cannot make it, there is Colm Tóibín’s excellent new novel Brooklyn. Across the Atlantic in London, Richard Nelson has adapted Nabakov’s Lolita into a 90-minute monologue at the National Theatre. A flurry of gallery openings the next few days: Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins, Allen Frame at Gitterman Gallery, Maya Lin and Sol LeWitt at PaceWildenstein, Jessica Stockholder at the Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery and Mike Kelley and Michael Smith at Sculpturecenter.
Jane Campion spoke with BOMB about doomed love in 1990, and her critically acclaimed new film ‘Bright Star‘ (Sept. 18) continues the theme. The New Yorker Festival‘s “Shouts & Murmurs Live” (Oct. 16-18) will feature Noah Baumbach and a performance by Steve Earle amongst many others. Visitors to Whitney’s Biennial in Greenpoint, featuring Kara Walker, found this instead of her artwork. The latest Bookforum reviews the new novels from Jonathan Lethem, Richard Powers and Padgett Powell. Vito Acconci introduces a screening of Resnais’ ‘Last Year at Marienbad‘ at the Rubin Museum of Art (Sept. 25). Current and forthcoming exhibitions featuring BOMB interviewees include a major Anish Kapoor show (Sept. 26) at the Royal Academy in London (watch a video of Kapoor’s ‘Shooting Into the Corner’, featured in the exhibition), and you can catch Vera Lutter in New York (until Sept. 12), or Cindy Sherman (until Sept. 19) in LA at the Gagosian Gallery.
The winners of BOMB’s 2009 Fiction Contest judged by Jonathan Lethem were just announced, so we thought we would share some tips for anyone anywhere trying to win contests and get published
BOMB’s fiction contest winner has been announced by Jonathan Lethem!
Winner: Scott Winokur of Berkeley, CA, for “An Occurrence at Bernal Dwellings”
Runner-up: Ben Ristow, of Tucson, AZ, for “St. Jerome and the Dumpster Girls”
We received a staggering amount of great submissions. Thanks to all for submitting!
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