About the Author
Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery, London. Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain s Visionary Music, published by Faber and Faber (2010). He is The Wire magazine s Editor-at-Large and lives in the UK. Matthew Higgs was Curator at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2001-2004). Prior to that he was an Associate Director of Exhibitions at the ICA, London. Since 1992 Higgs has organised more than 100 exhibitions and projects with artists. He has contributed essays and interviews to more than 50 publications and art magazines including Artforum, Frieze, Art Monthly and Afterall. Stuart Hall has been pivotal to the development of cultural studies during the past forty years. Whether as Director of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, or as one of the leading public intellectuals of the postwar period, he has helped transform our understanding of culture as both a theoretical category and a political practice.