BOMB Magazine was launched nearly 40 years ago to publish conversations among artists of all disciplines. Its long-form interviews are still a vital format in which readers can experience artists’ substantive exchanges around the creative process and critical issues in contemporary practice. In addition to 4 print issues a year, BOMB publishes an online journal, BOMB Daily, which works with hundreds of contributing artists to present content relating to current exhibitions and projects; it is enriched with embedded audio tracks, animations, and links to related art works and performances. BOMB has also developed special initiatives to attend to gaps in contemporary art discourse and to reinforce robust critical dialogue around issues of cultural and political urgency. BOMB’s Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora. Theory+ Practice is a series of online and print articles by artists, activists, curators and theorists exploring the intersection of contemporary artistic practice with critical theory and political activism; it emphasizes hybrid forms of writing, combining BOMB’s signature interviews with experimental prose.
The Regional Re-granting Program is established to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources.