Bomb is genuinely one of a kind. The magazine has its finger on the pulse of contemporary visual arts and literature, and the cultural conversation at large. The art world it enlivens is a gathering of relevance, vibrancy, and intelligence. Each year, Bomb devotes unparalleled energies in "The Americas Issue" to the arts and writing of Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and its various diasporas.
BOMB Magazine has played a crucial role in my life as a writer since I first contributed to its pages for the 4th. issue in 1982 up to the most recent occasion, Spring 2010 for No. 111. I take great pride in this and am infinitely grateful to Betsy Sussler for her dedication and tireless support of me and others over the years. The fact that BOMB is still going and going so well is due to her as much as to its contributors. I can think of very few independent magazines of such quality that have endured for three decades. That BOMB has not only managed this extraordinary feat but grown exponentially through all the vicissitudes of modern existence is sufficient testimony of course. That it is both unique and inimitable makes BOMB truly a GREAT non-profit.
I have been architecture editor since 1995? and I believe it is the only publication of its kind . A direct link in discourse from artist to artist, of course including architects,musicians,playwrights,poets filmakers,etc.
BOMB Magazine excerpted a section of my forthcoming novel, and subsequently asked me to read at a promotional event. Becoming involved with the magazine and getting to know the brilliant and forward-thinking editors and other contributors was really wonderful. The exposure for my work was of course much appreciated, but even more so, I benefited from the contact with other writers and artists who were thinking hard about experimentation, engagement, and where we want the arts to be going.
Bomb has been a central part of my life as an artist for over two decades. Bomb is invaluable in terms of discovering what other artists and writers are thinking , how they work, and what motivates them. -
Bomb makes room for substantive discussions of aesthetics and politics that rarely make the mainstream art magazines.
As an US born artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico, I would say Bomb has been instrumental during the last decade in presenting the work of many Mexican artists to wider audiences in the US without simplification. This is a huge achievement.
Bomb Magazine is an intelligent and prescient journal in the tradition of great literary and art journals of the past. Bomb avoid the sensational and trendy tone of so many current art and literature publications and instead offers a broad yet in depth glimpse into how and what artists and writers are thinking about....... The quality of appearance and readability of layout has improved vastly over the years.... It's magazine that real artists and writers actually read.
Bomb magazine sought out my contribution for articles in my field, and also asked my input for projects about artists and trends that were important to me. their format encouraged my participation, and has fostered an artist-artist dialogue, both on the micro and the community level, more than any other publication i know of.
bomb is much more than the typical "art" mag ...... you know, review, review, article, another article, review, and all sandwiched between a ream of ads
it peer to peer but also includes a much broader audience .....
the writing is insightful and goes into depth without getting bogged down in that art-press-release hooey.
you should pick up a copy ........ it's really good
Bomb is a great voice for the Artist Community. The magazine is unique in that serves all disciplines.
Bomb Magazine is the coolest, most informed, publication in its field. I cannot live without it. It represents both the poised, humanist tradition of American culture at its best and the energy of the exploring mind. Bomb does not waste time following fashion or trying to be hip. It is substantially fresh and deep, always. Lucio Pozzi, artist.