Aaron Rose founded the highly influential Alleged Gallery in New York. Rose is an artist, writer, curator, director and musician. In the 1990s he worked as a producer/director for MTV Networks producing on-air promos in conjunction with contemporary artists and indie-directors such as Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine and he produced numerous short films. He is co-curator of the large-scale exhibition "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture", which will tour the world through the end of 2008. Rose is also co-editor of ANP Quarterly. #Carlo McCormick is a popular culture critic and curator. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists, and has lectured and taught extensively at universities around the United States. His writing has appeared in Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Artforum, Camera Austria, High Times, Spin, Tokion, Vice and countless other magazines. He has curated shows for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York University and the Woodstock Center for Photography. Carlo McCormick is Senior Editor of Paper Magazine. #For ten years in the 1990's, New York's Alleged Gallery provided not only a breeding ground but also played the role of willing accomplice for some of the most vibrant American art to come along in decades. By exhibiting then emerging talents such as Mark Gonzales, Chris Johanson, Rita Ackermann, Susan Cianciolo, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton and Terry Richardson, the gallery served as an unofficial creative headquarters for some of popular culture's most recognized figures.