art historian, critic, and editor, Utrecht

Sven Lütticken is an art historian, critic, and editor, and Senior Research Advisor at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. He teaches at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam and the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. Lütticken has written extensively on the central role of historical theory in contemporary art and media. He is a regular contributor to international journals and art magazines such as New Left Review, Texte zur Kunst, Grey Room, e-flux journal, and Afterall. Publications include Deserting from the Culture Wars (2020, co-edited with Maria Hlavajova); Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy (2016); History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image (2013); Idols of the Market: Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle (2009); and Secret Publicity: Essays on Contemporary Art (2006). Curated exhibitions include The Strange Case of the Case, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, 2017; The Art of Iconoclasm, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2009; and Lie, Once More, Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2005. Lütticken lives and works in Utrecht.

Multi-part Project

17 April–26 September 2021

Fragments of Repair

Book Launch, Symposium

24 June 2017, 10.30-18.00

Once We Were Artists


5-7 November 2009

1st FORMER WEST Congress