Paul Schimmel is Chief Curator of The Museum of Contemporary, Los Angeles, where he has organized such ground-breaking exhibitions as "Robert Rauschenberg: Combines," "Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," "Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979"; "Helter Skelter: Los Angeles Art in the 1990s"; "Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62"; "Robert Gober"; and "Charles Ray," each of which was accompanied by a major publication. Lisa Gabrielle Mark is Director of Publications at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has written widely on contemporary art and edited numerous publications, including "WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution," "Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture," and "Robert Rauschenberg: Combines," most recently. " "Dick Hebdige has written extensively on contemporary art and design, subculture and music. Originally from London, he currently teaches in the Art and Film Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also directs the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and co-directs the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. Midori Matsui is a Tokyo-based art critic, who teaches contemporary art and theory at Musashino Art University and Tama Art University. Scott Rothkopf is a senior editor of Artforum. An art historian and critic, he curated the exhibition “ Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966— 1969” (2002) and co-organized “ Huyghe + Corbusier: Harvard Project” (2004), both for the Harvard University Art Museums. Mika Yoshitake is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History at the University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles and a curatorial research assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.