Bettina Funcke's book, Pop or Populus: Art between High and Low, was recently translated into English and published by Sternberg Press (2009). She has lectured at Bard College, Columbia University, Yale University, and the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her writings on contemporary art and its production have been published in Afterall, Artforum, Bookforum, Parkett, Public, and Texte zur Kunst. A co-founder of The Leopard Press and the Continuous Project group, Funcke has worked as an editor at Dia Art Foundation and recently as Senior Editor U.S., Parkett.
Johanna Burton, a New York-based art historian and critic, has written extensively on postwar and contemporary art for numerous publications including Artforum, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst; and she is the editor of Cindy Sherman (2006), a collection of critical essays on the artist for MIT Press's October Files series. In 2008 Burton was appointed Associate Director and Senior Faculty Member at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.