Ribbon Around A Bomb

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Arts Bombast: Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls were/are a group of anonymous radical artists and activists dedicated to fighting sexism and discrimination in the art world. Around ’85, they started printing cheap, humorous posters with … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Beyond Belief at CJM

When was the last time that you visited an art exhibition, and really, really gave yourself permission to experience the art (and perhaps experience transcendence) with abandon? If it’s been … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Film Bombast: MOCATV’s The Art of Punk

“My name is Raymond Pettibon and I designed this motherfuckin’ thing.” –Raymond Pettibon MOCATV is a contemporary art video channel hosted on Youtube, operated by (obviously) the Museum of Contemporary … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Allen Ginsberg at CJM

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg [Ginsberg, 1953.] I recently had the rather mystical pleasure of attending a preview of the Contemporary Jewish Museum‘s new exhibition, … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Arts Bombast: Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

Huzzah! My rad east coast ally Arielle returns with another insightful contribution, this time reviewing the Corcoran Gallery’s exhibit, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s. Read on, be … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Kehinde Wiley at CJM

So, this is one of the coolest exhibitions I’ve seen the CJM put on in a whlile, and in fact, one of the most cutting-edge exhibitions I’ve seen any major … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Punk in Museums?

If you know me (and internet-knowing me totally counts) then you know that two of my fav things in life are punk music and art museums. No, you know what, … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 9 Comments

Arts Bombast: Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970

I’ll conclude Ribbon Around a Bomb’s unofficial “Japan Week” with an exhibition recommendation: MoMA’s Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970. I haven’t been to it myself, but I sure as hell … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: 24th St. McDonald’s “Pop Up” Gallery

Confession: As a self-proclaimed “caffiend” who lives in a city with endless opportunities to drink DAMN FINE coffee (shout out to Coffee Bar on Bryant), sometimes, I decide to save … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

San Francisco: Get Yr Subversive Art On

So there are two really fantastic exhibitions coming up this month. Both of them open on July 14th, and both of them feature two of my (okay, everyone’s) favorite artists. … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

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