Helena Reckitt is an independent writer and arts organizer with a long-standing critical research interest in feminist art and theory. A former commissioning editor at Routledge, and head of talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Reckitt was Curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia 2002 2005. She was co-editor, with Joel Oppenheimer, of Acting on AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Politics (1998) and curated the exhibition 'Found Wanting' (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2000).
Peggy Phelan, a leading feminist theorist of contemporary art and performance, has written extensively on contemporary visual arts and performance from feminist pscyhoanalytic perspectives. Phelan taught in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University from 1985 to 2002 and is currently the Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English at Stanford University. She is the auhtor of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (1993), Mourning Sex (1997) and co-editor of The Ends of Performance (1998). From 1997-99 Phelan was the recipient of a project fellowship from the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundataion's Project on Death in America.
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