Rank #1: Ja’Tovia Gary & Kaitlyn Greenidge
Ja’Tovia Gary is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker. Her films include Giverny I and most recently An Ecstatic Experience. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and other renowned cultural institutions.
For this episode, we asked her who she’d most like to speak with. She chose writer Kaitlyn Greenidge.
Kaitlyn Greenidge is the author of the novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, and American Short Fiction.
Jun 29 2020
Rank #2: Becca Blackwell & Okwui Okpokwasili
Becca Blackwell is a New York-based trans actor, performer, and writer. Their play, They, Themself and Schmerm, has been presented across the country. They have collaborated with Young Jean Lee, Noah Baumbach, and Richard Maxwell, among others. Blackwell was the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award.
For this episode, we asked performance artist Becca Blackwell who they’d most like to speak with. They chose Okwui Okpokwasili.
Okwui Okpokwasili is a performer, choreographer, writer and a genre breaking figure in New York’s experimental dance scene. Her productions including Bronx Gothic (2014) and Poor People’s TV Room (2017). She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2018.
Jun 28 2020
Momus: The Podcast
The Institute of Black Imagination.
The Quarantine Tapes
Your Attention Please - A Hulu Podcast
The Funambulist Podcast
Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast
The Maris Review
The Art Angle
Bow Down: Women in Art
Rank #3: Deborah Eisenberg & Francine Prose
In this episode, we did something a little different: revisiting a BOMB interview from 1993 between Deborah Eisenberg and Francine Prose.
Deborah Eisenberg has published five collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes and Your Duck Is My Duck.
Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction, including Mister Monkey; Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller, Reading Like a Writer.
Jun 27 2020
Rank #4: FUSE Trailer
Since 1981, BOMB Magazine has delivered the voices of the most iconic artists of our time, publishing conversations between visual, literary, and performing artists. BOMB seeks to further its mission by fostering meaningful discussions among creative luminaries. FUSE departs from a typical podcast format, with neither a host nor a moderator. Episodes present an uninhibited, probing glimpse into the histories and creative processes of some of this generation’s most seminal artistic figures.
May 27 2020
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Rank #5: Simone Leigh & Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich
Simone Leigh is an artist working with sculpture, installation, video, and social practice. In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Prize. Her sixteen-foot-tall sculpture, Brick House, is currently installed on New York City’s High Line. A solo exhibition of new sculptures is on view at David Kordansky gallery through June 11, 2020.
Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich is an artist, filmmaker, and assistant professor in film and television production at Queens College, City University of New York. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Rema Hort Mann Award and a UnionDocs fellowship.
May 26 2020
Rank #6: Nick Hornby & Maria Schneider
Nick Hornby is a novelist, screenwriter, lyricist, and producer. His novel High Fidelity was recently adapted into a show that premiered in February (2020) on Hulu, starring Zoe Kravitz and Jake Lacy. Nick is also a longstanding contributor to The Believer’s monthly column, “Stuff I’ve Been Reading.”
Since 2005, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls with over eighty groups in more than thirty countries. Schneider collaborated with David Bowie on his single “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)” and received a 2016 GRAMMY. Schneider and her orchestra received an additional GRAMMY that year for their project The Thompson Fields. Schneider’s latest project, Data Lords, is set to be available for purchase this year.
Featured music in this episode: "Hang Gliding" by Maria Schneider.
May 25 2020
Rank #7: Mira Jacob & Scott Cheshire
Mira Jacob is the author of the graphic memoir Good Talk and the novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.
Scott Cheshire is the author of the novel High As the Horses' Bridles, a Best Book of 2014 pick at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and Electric Literature.
May 23 2020