Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen is an art historian and cultural critic. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. He is co-editor of the journals K&K: Kultur & Klasse and Mr Antipyrine. He has published a number of books, including Crisis to Insurrection: Notes on the Ongoing Breakdown (Minor Compositions, 2015) and Playmates and Playboys on a Higher Level (Sternberg Press, 2015), as well as articles in journals such as e-flux journal, Rethinking Marxism, Texte zur Kunst and Third Text.
Juan Puntes is the founder, curator and artistic director of WhiteBox, a New Yorkcentric, international non-profit alternative art space, founded with the support of a small group of artists, intellectual thinkers, and curators in 1998 in the Chelsea art district of Manhattan. WhiteBox has ever since been dedicated to presenting a continuous stream of original in-house and guest-curated cross-disciplinary contemporary projects focusing on a wide variety of art practices encompassing fine art, new media, installation art, electronic music, sound and performance laboratories, including opera, and politically activist exhibitions.
WhiteBox has relocated to the grittier Lower East Side of Manhattan, and works continuously in conjunction with neighboring non-profits, schools, public institutions and grassroots organisations to promote art projects rooted in and relevant to the real world. WhiteBox is currently in the process of dramatically transforming its gallery space with a radical design by architect Steven Holl and artist Lawrence Weiner aiming to remain architectonically as well, at the forefront of the Manhattan art scene; and continuing to partner with cutting-edge local, regional, national and international arts organisations.