Even no. 10—land art for a new climate

Even Magazine

June 4, 2018

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The summer issue of Even turns to matters of environment, evolution, and conservation, to ask who we are and what we will preserve. From the earthworks of the American west to the endangered frescos of the Himalayas, this is an issue that calls for new modes of guardianship and new values of responsibility.

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Natural Causes
Climate change will sear the American west; it will dry up its land art too. Annie Godfrey Larmon takes a high-emissions road trip to the endangered outdoor art of Walter de Maria, Michael Heizer, and Noah Purifoy.

The Price of Shares
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is now something called "Newfields": a place to frolic, eat, and take selfies. Museums cannot escape the logic of social media; dumbing down, Rob Horning writes, may even be a fiduciary duty.

Writ in Water
One day everyone in Cape Town woke up to a very calm announcement: soon there would be nothing more to drink. Yet citizens of Africa’s most hedonistic city grew strangely proud of their drought, writes Wamuwi Mbao.

Mountains Between Us
Conservators know just how to repair an Italian fresco; repainting them in Nepal, by contrast, is a more improvised matter. And Himalayan voluntourists may be doing more harm than good, discovers Erica X. Eisen.

The Four White Stitches
Perhaps fashion just has no more room for Martin Margiela, an invisible man in an image-driven age. Daniel Penny visits two Paris exhibitions that pull back the curtain, very slightly, on a Belgian enigma.

Two interviews: Torbjørn Rødland and Jason Moran
“The interesting challenge seemed to be photographing beautiful women as a straight male. Something that wasn’t allowed. But I knew that if it were possible at all, it would be because of the feminist projects I had looked at as a student. It would be because of artists like Cindy Sherman.”
Torbjørn Rødland

“I think what musicians have always thrived on is that music is immediate, and then it disappears. It might disappear into someone's body, or into their mind, into their ear…. An exhibition is totally different. It stays, and it can be scrutinized.”
Jason Moran

Tell it to the judge: Paris’s lawyers protest Renzo Piano’s new courthouse
Calling time on folk art at Washington’s Outliers and American Vanguard Art
The Hindu-Muslim romance that set Bollywood ablaze
Brazil’s radical women, from Tarsila do Amaral to the assassinated Marielle Franco
Abstract expressionist chimpanzees, and animal art after the Guggenheim’s fiasco
Walid Raad and Anna Boghiguian: two models of Arab contention
Hezbollah and the call of duty: we play the hottest new jihadist video game

Even More
Four months of exhibition previews, including Michael Jackson at London’s National Portrait Gallery, a showcase of Yugoslav architecture at MoMA, the Sitelines biennial in Santa Fe, and Contemporary Muslim Fashions in San Francisco

We present a 13-page portfolio by the Polish photographer Wiktoria Wojciechowska, whose portraits of soldiers in Ukraine hover between documentary and dream