Art critic and historian Sven Lütticken (1971) studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and the Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2004, he was granted the Prize for Art Criticism of the BKVB fund, Amsterdam. Lütticken teaches at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is the author of ‘Secret Publicity: Essays on Contemporary Art’ (Rotterdam: NAi publishers, 2006) and ‘Idols of the Market’ (Berlin: Sternberg press, 2009). Lütticken was the curator of ‘Life, Once More: Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art’ (Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2005) and ‘The Art of Iconoclasm’ (BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2009). He publishes regularly in (inter)national art magazines such as Artforum, New Left Review, Afterimage, Texte zur Kunst and Camera Austria.