Sven Lütticken teaches art history at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and art theory at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) in Arnhem. He studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Freie Universität Berlin. Lütticken publishes regularly in journals and magazines such as the New Left Review, Texte zur Kunst, e-flux journal, Grey Room, and Afterall, and contributes to catalogues and exhibitions as writer or guest curator. He is the author of Secret Publicity: Essays on Contemporary Art (2006), Idols of the Market: Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle (2009), History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image (2013), and Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy (2017).
Maria Stavrinaki is an Associate Professor of History and Theory of Contemporary Art at the Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is working on the relationship between art, human sciences, and politics. Among her recent publications are Dada Presentism: An Essay on Art and History (2016), as well as books about the artistic avant-gardes in Germany and Carl Einstein. She is currently authoring a book on prehistorical modernity and is the co-curator of an exhibition on the same subject at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2019).
Jenny Nachtigall works at the Institute for Philosophy and Aesthetic Theory of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. In 2016 she completed her PhD Beyond Modernism: Form as Contradiction in Berlin Dada at University College London. She currently works on the afterlives of vitalism in modern and contemporary art and theory. Recent publications include Realism after Fetishism (2018, with Veronika Thanner et al.) and Klassensprachen—Written Praxis (2017, with Manuela Ammer et al.). Among other journals, she writes for Texte zur Kunst and Artforum.
Part of the conference Deep Time and Crisis, c. 1930