Alexander Alberro is Virginia Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity (2004). Alberro has published in a broad array of journals and exhibition catalogues, and edited a number of books on contemporary art, most recently The Ruin of Exchange (2012), Institutional Critique (2009), and Art After Conceptual Art (2007). His areas of specialization are modern and contemporary European, American, and Latin American art, as well as the history of photography. His forthcoming book is Abstraction in Reverse: The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin American Art. He is also at work on a volume that explores new forms of art and spectatorship in the past two decades.