Events

  • Throughout the year Even hosts a variety of events — talks, screenings, issue launches, and parties — in New York and internationally.
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  • Some events are open to the public; others are reserved for our subscribers. Sign up for a year’s subscription to Even and you’ll be the first to hear about our upcoming programs.
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Events

  • Chinese art in ’90s New York
  • Museum of Chinese in America, New York
  • September 2017
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  • The cover story of Even no. 8 focuses on contemporary China — which was forged not only in Beijing but in New York, where Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Tan Dun, Chen Kaige, and many other artists and writers lived in the 1990s. Ahead of the exhibition “Art and China After 1989,” at the Guggenheim Museum. Even hosted a discussion with Xu Bing, artist and former vice president of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts; the author and music critic Hua Hsu; and Philip Tinari, the Guggenheim exhibition’s co-curator and sometime Even contributor.
  • Architecture, fashion, and the museum
  • The Glass House, New Canaan, Conn.
  • July 2016
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  • The exhibition “Manus × Machina,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was a rare achievement in interdisciplinary art history, and one in which architecture was as important as the decorative arts. Even hosted a lunch at the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s archetypical weekend home in Connecticut, and a discussion with Sho Shigematsu, principal of OMA, New York and designer of “Manus × Machina,” and Alexandra Jacobs, fashion critic for the New York Times.
  • The aesthetics of the 2016 election: a debate
  • Ace Hotel, New York
  • October 2016
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  • A few nights before the US presidential election, Even held a discussion and reception on the function of images in an election that has taken public discourse to new depths. Editor Jason Farago was joined by Jesse Reed, associate partner at Pentagram and co-designer of the graphic identity for Hillary Clinton’s campaign; Josh Barro, senior editor of Business Insider and co-host of KCRW’s Left, Right & Center; and Thomas de Monchaux, architect, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University GSAPP, and author of “Build That Wall” in Even No. 5.
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  • A screening of Matthew Barney’s De Lama Lâmina
  • Metrograph Cinema, New York
  • January 2017
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  • To celebrate our interview with Matthew Barney in Even no. 6, we presented a rare 35mm screening of the American artist’s film, shot amid Carnaval celebrations in Salvador, Brazil. Editor Jason Farago spoke afterwards to the bassist and composer Melvin Gibbs, who appears in De Lama Lamina, and to the curator Claire Tancons, who specializes in the aesthetics of carnival throughout the western hemisphere.
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  • Making It: Dashiell Manley and Deana Lawson
  • Soho House, New York
  • May 2017
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  • Coinciding with the Whitney Biennial and Frieze New York, we sat down with two of the sharpest young artists of their generation to discuss the delicate sociology of the art world and the slippery meaning of success. Even assistant editor Lynette Lee was joined by Deana Lawson, whose photographs were a high point of the 2017 biennial, and Dashiell Manley, whose paintings were featured in the 2014 edition.
  • Frieze Art Fair
  • Randall’s Island, New York
  • May 2017
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  • In celebration of his recently released collection of short stories, Swimmer Among the Stars, we invited Kanishk Tharoor, Even contributor and presenter of the BBC’s popular radio show “Museum of Lost Objects,” for a discussion with editor Jason Farago. The two spoke about language and literature, both historic and contemporary, and their importance in the wake of today’s turbulent political and cultural climate.
  • The gangsters and the president: Korean cinema today
  • PUBLIC Arts, New York
  • July–August 2017
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  • On the heels of our cover story on Korean cinema in Even no. 7, we presented two screenings of the thrilling, over-the-top gangster movies that topped the country’s box office ahead of the Korean president’s impeachment. A full house came out to watch New World, about power struggles in a mafia that acts a lot like a corporation, and Asura: City of Madness, featuring a maniacal mayor and the equally corrupt prosecutor on his tail.