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 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.

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.

Travis Diehl

Issue 7, “IV. Los Angeles”

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.

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, “II. Los Angeles and New York”

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 is 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 7, “I. New York, Paris, Moscow”

Zoë Lescaze is a writer and art critic in New York. Her book Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past, 1830–1990 is forthcoming from 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 2, “The Offending Article”
Issue 6, “Facial Recognition”

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

Silas Martí

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, “III. Istanbul”

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

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.

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.

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.

Emmett Rensin

Issue 7, “Ordinary Beauty”

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

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 7, “III. New York and Beijing”
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.

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.

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Issue 6, “II. Paris and New York”
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.