Yve-Alain Bois studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes under the guidance of Roland Barthes and Hubert Damisch. A founder of the French journal Macula, Bois is currently a professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.
Hal Foster is Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and the author of Prosthetic Gods (MIT Press) and other books.
David Joselit is Professor of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910–1941, Feedback: Television against Democracy (both published by the MIT Press), American Art Since 1945, and After Art.