Will Fenstermaker will write a series of articles on a politics of decadence as it has been co-opted and transformed into pure aesthetic sensibility, focusing on the vogue for faux-naïf painting, contemporary depictions of domestic interiors, and artists working at a miniature scale.

Will Fenstermaker is an art critic focusing on how ideology and public values shape the circulation of images and vice versa. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Artnet News, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, Dissent, frieze, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Paris Review Daily, and T Magazine. He has interviewed dozens of artists, among them Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Arghavan Khosravi, Wangechi Mutu, Cassi Namoda, Thomas Ruff, and Mira Schor. In 2019 he was a mentor in CUE’s Art Critic Mentorship program; he has also been a visiting critic at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Kunstraum, NARS Foundation, and Residency Unlimited.