Jonah Goldman Kay

Writing


I’ve written essays about art, books and culture for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, and Hyperallergic. I’m also a frequent contributor to Artforum. My reporting has appeared in The New Republic, The Guardian and CityLab.


Selected Writing

Turning Theory Into Art, The Nation

Our Interminable Election Eve, The Paris Review

How the New Orleans Streetcar Revival Left Bus Riders Behind, CityLab

Impossible’s Pork Problem, The Counter

The Katrina survivors who fled devastation only to freeze in Texas, The Guardian

The Lethal Inequality on American Farms, The New Republic

Archive

Essays and Reviews


Kira Freije, Artforum (2022)

Post-Digital Intimacy, Artforum (2022)

Robert Nava, Artforum (2022)

Simon Linke, Artforum (2022)

Davide Balula, Artforum (2022)

Prague’s First Private Museum Is Haunted by the Specter of Communism, Hyperallergic (2022)

Turning Theory Into Art, The Nation (2022)

Tim Maul, Artforum (2022)

Vlatka Horvat, Artforum (2022)

Petal Pusher (review of Sarah Meyohas exhibition), Dirt (2022)

How Long Is the Shadow of Jim Crow?, The Los Angeles Review of Books (2022)

The Wayland Rudd Collection, The Brooklyn Rail (2022)

Mona Ardeleanu, Artforum (2021)

Why James Bond Villains Prefer Post-Soviet Architecture, JStor Daily (2021)

Vertical Village, The Brooklyn Rail (2021)

‘A feminist in my own way:’ Romanian writer Magda Cârneci on her novel FEM, Calvert Journal (2021)

These Photographers Stunningly Capture Climate Change, Art & Object (2021)

The Traffic In Images, The Los Angeles Review of Books (2021)

Must-Sees at The Armory Show & Beyond This Fall, Art & Object (2021)

The Light in Istanbul: On Orhan Pamuk’s “Orange”, The Los Angeles Review of Books (2020)

Our Interminable Election Eve, The Paris Review (2020)

Interview: Shamel Pitts and Itai Zwecker, The Brooklyn Rail (2020)

Why it’s time to talk about Borat’s Roma problem, The Calvert Journal (2020)

The Evolution of Instagram Art, Hyperallergic (2020)

Interview: Alicja Kwade, Artforum (2020)

The Outwardness of Art by Adrian Stokes, The Brooklyn Rail (2020)

Interview: Eva Koťátková, Artforum (2020)

Basma Alsharif, Artforum (2020)

David Adika, Artforum (2020)

Shahidul Alam’s Firsthand Account of Bangladesh’s Fight for Democracy, Hyperallergic (2020)

In Sienese Paintings a Writer Finds Sanctuaries that Allow Him to Grieve, Hyperallergic (2020)

An Unlikely Scottish Archive Sheds Light on Romanian Art During Socialism, Hyperallergic (2020)

Olivia Mihălțianu, Artforum (2019)

Revitalizing the Culture of Palestinian Food, Hyperallergic (2019)

Features


Impossible’s Pork Problem, The Counter (2022)

Is ‘The Books of Jacob’ a Jewish novel?, JTA (2022)

A musician’s project sheds new light on artistic life in the Terezín concentration camp, JTA (2022)

A Wary New Orleans Braces for a New Tech Boom, CityLab (2021)

A dilapidated Bulgarian synagogue will become a lifeline for the Jewish community, JTA (2021)

The Katrina survivors who fled devastation only to freeze in Texas, The Guardian (2021)

A new museum in New Orleans puts the family histories of Southern Jews on display, JTA (2021)

How the New Orleans Streetcar Revival Left Bus Riders Behind, CityLab (2021)

The Fight for Fair Pay Must Include Independent Contractors, TalkPoverty (2021)

Groups across the South are working to fix a broken farm labor system, Facing South (2021)

Florida’s Democratic Party is having an identity crisis, Business Insider (2021)

Candidates with no party affiliation change the outcomes of Florida races, Business Insider (2020)

“Getting Your Rights Back Feels Tremendous:” Going to the Polls with Florida’s Former Felons, Business Insider (2020)

Florida is voting on whether to raise the minimum wage, Business Insider (2020)

The Trump-supporting retirement community that’s now voting for Biden, Business Insider (2020)

Dark money ballot measures could make it harder to pass amendments in FL, Business Insider (2020)

The Lethal Inequality on American Farms, The New Republic (2020)

In the Wake of Disaster in Southwest Louisiana, the DSA Offers Mutual Aid, Protean (2020)

Coronavirus pushes Bulgaria’s Roma further into the shadows, Politico Europe (2020)

Bulgarian Folk-Popstar Azis Enters a New Era, PAPER Magazine (2020)

Risking Death for Tomatoes, The Bitter Southerner (2020)