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


2019

Max Neumann: Specter
— The Brooklyn Rail | Review

2018

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

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

Paul Virilio
The Brooklyn Rail | In Memoriam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017

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

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

Jimmy Robert on Imitation of Lives
The Brooklyn Rail | Interview

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

Animal Farm
The Brooklyn Rail | Review

Richard Gerstl
The Brooklyn Rail | Review

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

Artists on the State of Art Criticism
Artspace | Reportage

Larry Clark
Artspace | Interview

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

Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now
The Brooklyn Rail | Review

Casting JonBenét
Degree Critical | Review

Four Global Galleries at Frieze
Artspace | Reportage

The Revolution Will Be Crowd-Funded
Artspace | Reportage

Andrew Sendor: Saturday’s Ascent
Artspace | Photo Essay

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

Standout Artists at Spring / Break
Artspace | Reportage

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

2016

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

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

Margot Bergman
Two Coats of Paint | Review

Yoshiaki Mochizuki: Summer Solstice
Two Coats of Paint | Review

Olaf Rauh and the Game of Photography
Hyperallergic | Review

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

Thomas Ruff’s press++
Momus | Review

Ernst Fischer
Degree Critical | Interview

Thomas Struth’s Museum Photographs
Degree Critical | Essay

2015 & Beyond

Zero Tolerance and The Left Front
Momus | Review

Old Indian Road
plain china | Fiction

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

Kiev Protesters Killed as Ukraine Crisis Escalates
Mashable | Photo Essay

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