Published on the occasion of the exhibition to be staged at the Hayward Gallery, London from 1 February to 13 May 2012.
Dave Eggers is a writer, author and the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. Cliff Lauson is Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London. Martin Herbert is a writer and critic. He writes regularly for Artforum and Frieze, and is also European Editor of Modern Painters. Jonathan Monk is an artist, living in Berlin, whose work includes a wide range of media including installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance. His tongue-in-cheek methods often recall procedural approaches typical of 1960's Conceptualism, but without sharing their utopian ideals and notions of artistic genius.