Elisabeth Lebovici is an art historian and art critic living in Paris. Among many other essays and edited publications, her latest books include What AIDS Has Done to Me. Art and Activism at the End of the 20th Century (JRP Ringier/Lectures Maison Rouge, 2017) and The Name of Philippe Thomas (Sternberg Press, 2018). She has served as a lecturer at Sciences Po and EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales) in Paris. Since 2006 at EHESS, Lebovici has organised the weekly seminar ‘Something You Should Know: Artists and Producers’ with Patricia Falguières and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.
By the time of his early death in 2013, Ian White was a uniquely influential figure: an artist, performer, curator, teacher and writer, whose ideas had affected a generation of artists working with the moving image. Throughout his various roles, he developed a constellation of concepts around ‘cinema’ – understood by him less as a physical space, or a particular canon of films, but rather as a set of social practices open to radical (political) possibilities.