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Barry Schwabsky is a poet as well as art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. He has taught at several institutions, including School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University, the School of Visual Arts and Goldsmiths College, London. Recent publications include The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present (Verso, 2016), Heretics of Language (Black Square Editions, 2018), and Landscape Painting Now (DAP, 2019). His latest book, The Observer Effect, On Contemporary Painting (Sternberg Press), will be launched at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Philomena Epps is a writer and editor living in London. Her writing and art criticism has appeared in numerous publications, including art-agenda, Artforum, Flash Art, and Frieze. She is also the founding editor of Orlando, an independent magazine focused on the visual arts and contemporary culture.