Professor Washko’s Solo Show at the Museum of the Moving Image Named “Top Ten of 2018” in Artforum
Writing in the December issue of Artforum, Johanna Fateman named Professor Angela Washko‘s solo presentation of “The Game: The Game” at the Museum of the Moving Image a “Top Ten of 2018.” The exhibition was on view January 10 – April 1, 2017.
Fateman writes, “Washko’s ‘The Game: The Game’—a choose-your-own-adventure narrative in the radical tradition of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s early interactive works—is an intensely researched nightmare world based on the toxic pedagogy of incel-adjacent pickup-artist (“PUA”) gurus. In this video game, players are prey, gaslit and groped by a succession of Mark Judge types as they wait for a friend at a bar. Washko is dealing with ugly and important material in ingenious ways—she’s one to watch.”