Edited by Juan A. Gaitán, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Monika Szewczyk

Distributed for Sternberg Press




This publication compiles a series of essays on contemporary art written by leading art historians and experts. The majority of the essays were first presented in lecture format at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).

Bringing together both historical and intuitive approaches, these essays reflect the wealth of the exchange that exists between theoretical writing and artistic thinking, sharing the fascination that each of these authors has with both the work of an artist and how this work functions in relation to larger contexts and broader ideas.

Co-published with Witte de With

Contributors George Baker, Mieke Bal, Ina Blom, Dominic van den Boogerd, Douglas Crimp, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Helmut Friedel, Donald Kuspit, Sven Lütticken, Peter Osborne, Chantal Pontbriand, Kaja Silverman, Anne M. Wagner, John Welchman


$28.00 T ISBN: 9781934105481 276 pp. | 6.75 in x 9.5 in 60 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Juan A. Gaitán

Nicolaus Schafhausen

Nicolaus Schafhausen is a curator at the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism in Munich.

Monika Szewczyk

Monika Szewczyk is a writer, editor, and curator based in Berlin and Rotterdam. She is Head of Publications at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and a contributing editor of A Prior magazine.