About the Author
Kathleen Ritter is an artist and a writer based in Vancouver and a graduate of Emily Carr University Art + Design. As an artist, she has exhibited audio, video and print projects across Canada. Her writing has been published in exhibition catalogs, anthologies and journals. Kathleen is the Associate Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her writing has been published in the anthology Places and Non-Places of Contemporary Art (2005) and the journals ESSE, Fillip Magazine, Open Letter, Prefix Photo and SWITCH. Daina Augaitis has been Chief Curator/Associate Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada since 1996. She has edited anthologies and written numerous catalog essays and articles. Christine Poggi is Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches modern and contemporary criticism. Her books include Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism, Princeton Press, and In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage, Yale University Press. Shep Steiner is an art historian and critic based at The Banff Center, Alberta. Recent publications include: Allergy Patch: Michael Fried's Why Photography Matters As Art as Never Before; A New (and by Extension Leisurely) Reading of Clement Greenberg's Modernism c. 1950-1960; The Beautiful and the Everyday in the Films of Mark Lewis; Corrective (> ; The Responsibility of Photography, Scott McFarland; Snow Changes Everything: Unfinished Form in the Filmwork of Ibon Aranberri. He co-edited Cork Caucus: on art, possibility, and democracy and is currently writing two books: a first on American abstract painting, Mnemotechnical Bodies: Close Readings in Modernist Painting, Sculpture and Criticism, 1950-1970, and a second on contemporary photography, The Outsides of Photography. Jessica Morgan is Curator of International Art at Tate (2002). She was previously Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.