William Fenstermaker

Writer, editor and art critic based in New York

by day, editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by night, associate editor at The Brooklyn Rail
always, board member & treasurer at aica-usa


2018

Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction (pdf) | Catalogue Essay
— Eli Klein Gallery

Seth Price: Hell Has Everything (pdf) | Interview
The Brooklyn Rail

Paul Virilio | In Memoriam
The Brooklyn Rail

Aaron Fowler: Donkey Days, Donkey Nights and Bigger Than Me | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

No Dogs Allowed: How William Wegman Broke the Rules of Conceptual Art | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Artists in Italy | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Leon Golub’s Critiques of Power and Toxic Masculinity | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil Is an Anvil | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

2017

Mirtha Dermisache and the Limits of Language | Review
The Paris Review

Value Systems in the Northern Renaissance | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paper Conservation at the Met | Photo Essay
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jimmy Robert on Imitation of Lives | Interview
The Brooklyn Rail

Caborca’s Stage Adapation of Roberto Bolaño’s Distant Star | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Animal Farm | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Richard Gerstl | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Merrill Wagner: Works from the Seventies | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Artists on the State of Art Criticism | Reportage
Artspace

Larry Clark | Interview
Artspace

Content Is King (on The Moderators) | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Casting JonBenét | Review
Degree Critical

Four Global Galleries at Frieze | Reportage
Artspace

The Revolution Will Be Crowd-Funded | Reportage
Artspace

Andrew Sendor: Saturday’s Ascent | Photo Essay
Artspace

Artistry vs. Novelty: Wolf Leiser on Virtual Reality as Art | Interview
Artspace, translated to Czech at 25fps

Standout Artists at Spring / Break | Reportage
Artspace

John Berger (Video) | In Memoriam
— School of Visual Arts

2016

Why I Am Not a Tech Writer | Essay
The Brooklyn Rail

Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror | Exhibition
— Carmel by the Green, London
— Co-curated with Daniel Pateman

Margot Bergman | Review
Two Coats of Paint

Yoshiaki Mochizuki: Summer Solstice | Review
Two Coats of Paint

Olaf Rauh and the Game of Photography | Review
Hyperallergic

Access / Absence | Master’s Thesis
— School of Visual Arts

Thomas Ruff’s press++ | Review
Momus

Ernst Fischer | Interview
Degree Critical

Thomas Struth’s Museum Photographs | Essay
Degree Critical

2015 & Beyond

Zero Tolerance and The Left Front | Review
Momus

Old Indian Road” | Fiction
plain china

Creatives Are Unhappy with Their Jobs, but They’re Still Working | Reportage
Mashable

Kiev Protesters Killed as Ukraine Crisis Escalates | Photo Essay
Mashable

After The Counselor, Cormac McCarthy’s Future as a Screenwriter Is Uncertain | Review
Glanton’s