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Johanna Fateman

Johanna Fateman is a writer, a musician, and a co-owner of Seagull Salon in New York. She writes art criticism regularly for 4Columns and the New Yorker and is a Contributing Editor of Artforum. She is a 2019 Creative Capital Awardee and is currently at work on a novel.

Martha Rosler, Cleaning the Drapes, ca. 1967–72, photomontage, 17 3⁄8 × 23 3⁄4". From the series “House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home,” ca. 1967–72.



MARTHA ROSLER (JEWISH MUSEUM, NEW YORK; CURATED BY DARSIE ALEXANDER WITH SHIRA BACKER)

Rosler’s unmatched ability to wield consumer culture’s opulence against itself made for a visually festive retrospective. But sober critique unites the Semiotics of the Kitchen star’s half century of uninhibited Conceptualism; her early photomontage series “House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home,” ca. 1967–72, with its plush interiors and window views of carnage, still stuns.

View of “Simone Fattal: Works and Days,” 2019, MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Matthew Septimus.

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SIMONE FATTAL (MOMA PS1, NEW YORK; CURATED BY RUBA KATRIB WITH JOSEPHINE GRAF)

Horses, bridges, lions, long-legged figures, and assorted vessels

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