About

We’re tired of hearing about culture as elite, opaque, and unapproachable. We position art, music, architecture, and film in the context of the world’s biggest stories, from the current crisis in Brazil to the sociological impact of Spotify and Uber. Our serious, at times irreverent writing bridges the misunderstood gap between culture and the world.

Unlike other magazines, Even’s reviews cover multiple exhibitions at museums and galleries to provide much needed context. Each issue also features two in-depth interviews, in which artists discuss their work as it relates to the world at large, and a portfolio specially conceived for each issue by one of today’s most promising young talents.

Even is published three times a year, in a medium-sized format and on rather handsome paper, by a team of sleep-deprived New Yorkers: Jason Farago is the editor, Rebecca Ann Siegel is the publisher, and Common Name is on design.

Marcel Duchamp. The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box). 1934.

Contributors

Matthew J. Abrams

Issue 9, “Habeas Corpus”
Issue 7, “The Stettheimer Set”

Matthew J. Abrams lives in New York and recently completed a Ph.D. at Yale on the communities of modernist art.

William Lee Adams

Issue 7, “Stranger in Moscow”

William Lee Adams is a former foreign correspondent for Time and the editor of Wiwibloggs, a Eurovision blog. He lives in London.

Anna Altman

Issue 5, “The Vessel”

Anna Altman, a former editor at the New Yorker, is at work on a book about architecture.

Aaron Ayscough

Issue 4, “The Belly of the Beast”

Aaron Ayscough is a writer and former sommelier in Paris. He blogs at Not Drinking Poison.

Linda Besner

Issue 9, “Alphabet City”

Linda Besner is a poet in Montreal. Feel Happier in Nine Seconds, her most recent book, is published by Coach House.

Chloé Buire

Issue 6, “The Beat of Dissent”

Chloé Buire is a researcher at Sciences Po Bordeaux and a participant in the interdisciplinary program Les Afriques dans le monde.

Andrianna Campbell

Issue 5, “Dash, Fragment, Bracket”

Andrianna Campbell is completing a Ph.D. in art history at the City University of New York.

Lauretta Charlton

Issue 6, “Fortress of Solitude”

Lauretta Charlton is an editor at the New Yorker.

Kyle Chayka

Issue 8, “The Season Finale”

Kyle Chayka lives in New York and is writing a book on minimalism, out soon from Bloomsbury.

Michelle Cho

Issue 7, “Arrested Development”

Michelle Cho is assistant professor of east Asian studies at McGill. Genre Worlds, her new book on South Korean cinema, is forthcoming.

Tan Copsey

Issue 6, “The Blazing World”

Tan Copsey is a New Zealander in New York. He is director of the climate change initiative Risky Business.

Frederick Deknatel

Issue 6, “Cinderblocks”

Frederick Deknatel is senior editor of World Politics Review and a former Fulbright fellow in Syria.

Cody Delistraty

Issue 9, “People of the Book”

Cody Delistraty lives in Paris, where he serves as features editor of Mastermind.

Gökcan Demirkazık

Issue 10, “A Thing of the Past”

Gökcan Demirkazık is an art critic. He lives in Beirut.

Travis Diehl

Issue 7, “The Cult of the Sword”
Issue 5, “The Box Set”

Travis Diehl is an artist and writer in Los Angeles. He edits the artist-run journal Prism of Reality.

Jacob Dreyer

Issue 8, “No Enemies”

Jacob Dreyer is an editor in Shanghai. His novella The Nocturnal Wanderer is published by Eros.

Ben Eastham

Issue 5, “Kissed by Magic”

Ben Eastham is co-founder and editor of the White Review. He lives in London.

Erica X Eisen

Issue 10, “Mountains Between Us”

Erica X Eisen is a reader for Granta.

Philipp Ekardt

Issue 2, “Classic Fit”

Philipp Ekardt is a critic and scholar based in London and Berlin.

Lauren Elkin

Issue 8, “The Old Curiosity Shop”

Lauren Elkin is the author of Flâneuse, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She lives in Paris and is a contributing editor of the White Review.

Daniel Fairfax

Issue 6, “Their Alabaster Chambers”
Issue 3, “Loudspeakers”

Daniel Fairfax is an editor at Senses of Cinema and recently completed a Ph.D. at Yale. He lives in Melbourne.

Joanna Fiduccia

Issue 7, “The Standing Committee”

Joanna Fiduccia is a former editor of Kaleidoscope and is completing a Ph.D. at UCLA.

Marina Fokidis

Issue 2, “II. Athens & Thessaloniki”

Marina Fokidis served as head of the Athens artistic office of Documenta 14. She is the founding director of Kunsthalle Athena and of South as a State of Mind.

Annie Godfrey Larmon

Issue 10, “Natural Causes”

Annie Godfrey Larmon is a former editor of Artforum and co-editor of No to the Invasion, published by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard.

Suzy Hansen

Issue 8, “Scandal Sheet”

Suzy Hansen has just published Notes on a Foreign Country with Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She also contributes to the New York Times Magazine from Istanbul.

Tobi Haslett

Issue 5, “Like Someone in Love”

Tobi Haslett writes for the New Yorker, n+1, and other magazines. He lives in New Haven.

Allison Hewitt Ward

Issue 8, “The Feminine Mistake”
Issue 6, “I. New York”

Allison Hewitt Ward is an art critic in New York. She co-edits Caesura, an online art publication.

Denise Y. Ho

Issue 7, “Imperial by Design”

Denise Y. Ho is assistant professor of history at Yale and the author of Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China, forthcoming from Cambridge.

Rob Horning

Issue 10, “The Price of Shares”

Rob Horning is an editor at Real Life. He lives in New York.

M. Neelika Jayawardane

Issue 5, “Bad Education”

M. Neelika Jayawardane is associate professor of English at SUNY Oswego. She serves as senior editor of the online magazine Africa Is a Country.

Guillaume Kientz

Issue 3, “Fraternité”

Guillaume Kientz is curator of paintings at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. His most recent exhibition was “Velázquez,” at the Grand Palais.

Michael Kinnucan

Issue 8, “Stand Clear”
Issue 6, “Don’t Explain”

Michael Kinnucan lives in New York and is co-editor of the Hypocrite Reader.

Sam Kriss

Issue 4, “A House Is Not a Home”

Sam Kriss is a writer and freelance semiotician. He lives in London.

Alexander Lee

Issue 10, “Cinema Vérité”

Alexander Lee is assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester.

Huw Lemmey

Issue 8, “A Society of Gentlemen”

Huw Lemmey is the author of Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell, out this fall from Montez. He lives in London.

Zoë Lescaze

Issue 10, “The Door Policy”
Issue 7, “The People’s Choice”

Zoë Lescaze is a writer and art critic in New York. Her book Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past, 1830–1990 is published by Taschen.

Deirdre Loughridge

Issue 8, “The Semiconductor”
Issue 3, “The Robot’s Mixtape”

Deirdre Loughridge is assistant professor of musicology at Northeastern University. Her book Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow is the winner of this year’s Kenshur Prize.

Lucy Madison

Issue 9, “Spin Cycle”

Lucy Madison lives in New York and is the co-author of Pen & Palate, published by Grand Central in 2016.

Andrew Maerkle

Issue 9, “Concrete Evidence”
Issue 6, “Facial Recognition”
Issue 2, “The Offending Article”

Andrew Maerkle is a writer and art critic in Tokyo, where he edits the magazine ART iT.

Madison Mainwaring

Issue 9, “The Body Politic”

Madison Mainwaring is completing a Ph.D. in French at Yale.

Silas Martí

Issue 10, “A Presidenta”
Issue 7, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
Issue 4, “Brasília at Midnight”
Issue 3, “Money Changes Everything”

Silas Martí is a staff writer for Folha de S. Paulo and the winner of the 2017 Prêmio Antônio Bento, from the Brazilian Association of Art Critics.

H.G. Masters

Issue 4, “King of the Bosporus”

H.G. Masters is editor-at-large of Art Asia Pacific. He lives in Istanbul.

Wamuwi Mbao

Issue 10, “Writ in Water”

Wamuwi Mbao is lecturer in English at Stellenbosch University and serves on the editorial board of the Johannesburg Review of Books.

James McAuley

Issue 10, “Tell It to the Judge”
Issue 9, “Love and Theft”

James McAuley is the Paris correspondent for the Washington Post.

Laura McLean-Ferris

Issue 1, “Declaration of Dependence”
Issue 5, “Exit Ghost”

Laura McLean-Ferris is curator at the Swiss Institute, New York.

Emil Leth Meilvang

Issue 8, “Within a Budding Grove”

Emil Leth Meilvang is completing a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Oslo.

Siddhartha Mitter

Issue 7, “Testament of Youth”

Siddhartha Mitter reports on art and politics for the Village Voice.

Thomas de Monchaux

Issue 5, “Build That Wall”

Thomas de Monchaux is an architect in New York. He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Jacob Moore

Issue 8, “The Other Side of the Tracks”

Jacob Moore is assistant director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia and co-editor of And Now: Architecture Against a Developer Presidency.

Allison Moore

Issue 4, “Dansez le Twist”

Allison Moore is assistant professor of African and contemporary art history at the University of South Florida, and a specialist in Malian photography.

Max Nelson

Issue 8, “House of Treasures”
Issue 5, “IV. New York & the Hudson Valley”

Max Nelson is on the editorial staff of the New York Review of Books.

Niklaus Nuspliger

Issue 9, “The Interpreter’s Tale”

Niklaus Nuspliger is the Brussels correspondent for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Daniel Penny

Issue 10, “The Four White Stitches”

Daniel Penny works at the New Yorker and teaches at Parsons School of Design.

Daisy Prince

Issue 9, “The Atlanticist”

Daisy Prince is the former editor of Avenue.

Shivani Radhakrishnan

Issue 6, “An Honest Mistake”

Shivani Radhakrishnan is completing a Ph.D. in political philosophy at Columbia. She is a contributor to n+1 and the Washington Post.

Amanda Rees

Issue 10, “Beauty and the Beast”

Amanda Rees is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of York and the author of The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of Field Science, published by Chicago.

Emmett Rensin

Issue 7, “Ordinary Beauty”

Emmett Rensin is completing an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Tina Rivers Ryan

Issue 4, “Mourning Dress”

Tina Rivers Ryan is assistant curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Vincent Schipper

Issue 4, “Rem Sleep”

Vincent Schipper co-directs The Future, a publishing house in Amsterdam. He is a former editor of Volume.

Erin Sheehy

Issue 5, “II. New York”

Erin Sheehy is a writer in New York.

Karol Sienkiewicz

Issue 3, “III. Warsaw”

Karol Sienkiewicz is an art historian based in Warsaw and Vancouver. In 2012, he received the Jerzy Stajuda prize for art criticism.

Kanishk Tharoor

Issue 10, “First-Person Shooter”
Issue 9, “The Color of the Earth”
Issue 7, “Tomb Raider”
Issue 4, “I. Boston and Salem, Mass.”
Issue 2, “The Sandstorm”

Kanishk Tharoor is the author of Swimmer Among the Stars, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and the presenter of the BBC series Museum of Lost Objects. He lives in New York.

Susannah Thompson

Issue 9, “The Highland Reels”

Susannah Thompson is head of doctoral studies at the Glasgow School of Art.

Sam Thorne

Issue 2, “Life Study”

Sam Thorne is director of Nottingham Contemporary and co-founder of Open School East, London. His book School: Conversations on the Future of Art School is published by Sternberg Press, Berlin.

Judith Thurman

Issue 7, “The Bride (Almost) Wore Black”

Judith Thurman is a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her essays are collected in Cleopatra’s Nose, published by Picador.

Philip Tinari

Issue 2, “Black Squares”

Philip Tinari is director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. He is co-curator of “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World,” which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2017.

Devon Van Houten Maldonado

Issue 8, “The Writing on the Wall”

Devon Van Houten Maldonado is a writer and art critic in Mexico City.

Moira Weigel

Issue 2, “And Now the Final Frame”

Moira Weigel is the author of Labor of Love, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and the co-founder of the magazine Logic. She lives in San Francisco.

Iona Whittaker

Issue 2, “Picture for Women”

Iona Whittaker is an art critic in New York. She is managing editor of Rhizome and an editor of the Chinese art magazine Rándian.

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Issue 6, “Master of Fortune”
Issue 3, “I. Paris”

Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of Losing My Cool, a memoir, and is at work on a new book about race in America. He also writes a column for the American Scholar.

Zachary Woolfe

Issue 6, “We Never Go Out of Style”
Issue 4, “Jealous or Crazy”
Issue 1, “Anchor Song”

Zachary Woolfe is classical music editor of the New York Times.

Genevieve Yue

Issue 3, “The Lights of Home”

Genevieve Yue is assistant professor of culture and media at the New School, New York, and co-editor of the journal Discourse.