Momus has been fostering art writing and criticism of integrity since 2014. A small but vital online publisher, Momus is led by its founding Publisher Sky Goodden in Montréal, and has an editorial team variously based in Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Los Angeles, and New York. Momus editors work to support emerging and established writers internationally, and commit to rigorous and sensitive edits. The platform has brought over 800 art writers to publication, and has steadily raised its writing rates by more than 300% over eight years.
Momus regularly hosts mentorship opportunities for emerging art writers, editors, and publishers. Momus Programs are directed by Lauren Wetmore, and partner with several leading art organizations, including Forge Project and Eyebeam. Momus‘s residencies for emerging art writers are led by some of the most exciting art writers, editors, and publishers working in the field today. The twice-annual residencies and annual paid fellowship have had a significant role in shaping trajectories and reinvigorating—as well as diversifying—contemporary art writing and criticism. Momus residencies have been led by Jessica Lynne and Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi, among others, and former residents have gone on to receive awards, grants, fellowships, academic positions, and bylines in the seasons following their residencies.
Momus has been shortlisted five times for the International Award for Art Criticism. Managing Editor Catherine G. Wagley won the Rabkin Foundation Award for art journalism in 2019, and more than two dozen of Momus‘s emerging contributors have been awarded Creative Warhol Arts Writers Grants.
Momus: The Podcast is co-hosted by Lauren Wetmore and Sky Goodden, and recently wrapped its fifth season. Named a top art podcast by The New York Times, Momus: The Podcast has featured guests including Ebony L. Haynes, Harry Dodge, Sheila Heti, Emmanuel Iduma, Ben Davis, Cecilia Alemani, Tausif Noor, and Dana Kopel, among others. Listen on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and wherever you find your podcasts. Season six will begin in late March 2023.
Momus published its first print compendium in 2017: Momus: A Return to Art Criticism, Vol. 1, 2014-17.
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