Bomb (magazine)

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Bomb
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Spring 2009 cover
EditorsBetsy Sussler, Andrew Bourne, Sabine Russ
CategoriesLiterary magazine
FrequencyQuarterly
Circulation14,000
First issueSpring 1981
CompanyNew Arts Publications, Inc.
CountryUSA
Based inNew York City
LanguageEnglish
Websitebombmagazine.org
ISSN0743-3204
Bomb senior editor Monica de la Torre, contributor John Reed and editor-in-chief Betsy Sussler

Bomb is a quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers. It is composed, primarily, of interviews between creative people working in a variety of disciplines — visual art, literature, music, film, theater and architecture. In addition to interviews, Bomb issues feature new fiction and poetry, several 500-word "Artist on Artist" essays, and a reviews section. Bomb is published by New Art Publications, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.[1]

History[edit]

Bomb was launched in 1981[2][3] by a group of New York City-based artists, including Betsy Sussler, Sarah Charlesworth, Glenn O'Brien, Michael McClard, and Liza Bear, who sought to record and promote public conversations between artists without mediation by critics or journalists.[4]

The name Bomb is a reference to both Wyndham Lewis's Blast and the fact that the magazine's original editors expected the publication to "bomb" after one or two issues.[4] Shortly after its founding, Bomb formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, New Art Publications, Inc., which publishes the journal.

In 2005, the Bomb offices moved from the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, New York, to Fort Greene, Brooklyn.[citation needed] By June 2007, Bomb had published 100 issues.[5]

Notable Contributors[edit]

Archive at Columbia University[edit]

In 2004, Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired Bomb's archives, including 24 years' worth of audio recordings, raw and edited interview transcripts, manuscripts, galleys and assorted ephemera.[6]

Oral History Project[edit]

Bomb's Oral History Project documents the lives of New York City's African-American Artists. Participants include Edward Clark, Kara Walker & Larry Walker, Wangechi Mutu, Gerald Jackson, Adger Cowans, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Melvin Edwards, Terry Adkins, Eldzier Cortor and Stanley Whitney. [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Art Publications, Inc.
  2. ^ "Literary Magazines". Story Teller Art. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Top 50 Literary Magazine". EWR. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b McClister, Nell. "BOMB Magazine: Celebrating 25 Years", BOMB, Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  5. ^ Taylor, Kate (June 21, 2007). "Artists Talking Art, for 25 Years". New York Sun. Retrieved June 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires BOMB Magazine Archives". Columbia University. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  7. ^ Oral History Project. "The Oral History Project", BOMB, Retrieved 5 June 2015.

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