December 5, 2010 - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) - Piotr Piotrowski
December 5, 2010

Piotr Piotrowski

Piotr Piotrowski

Award ceremony and public conference
10 December 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA)

Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician, is the winner of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory. Additionally to this prize, four working grants are awarded. Three of them, appointed by the jury, go to the Croatian-British writers and curators Maja and Reuben Fowkes, to the interdisciplinary Peace Institute from Ljubljana and to the Romanian curator Raluca Voinea. The fourth, appointed by Piotr Piotrowski goes to the Bratislava based art historian Daniel Grúň.

The awarding ceremony will take place on Friday, 10 December 2010 in the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona’s (MACBA) auditorium. It will be accompanied, on the same day, by the conference Writing Art History. Dialogues in the present continuous in the museum’s auditorium. All events are open to the public.

Conference: Writing art history. Dialogues in the present continuous
4 pm – 7:30 pm

The conference takes place on the occasion of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory ceremony. It aims to broaden the geographical sphere of the prize by linking the historiography of Central and Eastern Europe to other contexts, in particular Southern Europe.

Lectures by Piotr Piotrowski (Writing art history after 1989) and Georges Didi-Huberman (Peuples exposés, peuples figurants)

The lectures mark the starting point for an open debate among six speakers from different parts of the world: Edit András (Budapest), Fouad Asfour (Johannesburg), Zdenka Badovinac (Ljubljana), Ivet Ćurlin (Zagreb), Daniel Grúň (Bratislava) and Laurence Rassel (Barcelona). The debate will be moderated by Chus Martínez.
Awarding Ceremony: Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010
8 pm – 9 pm

Followed by a reception and a party in the Atrium of MACBA
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Plaça dels Àngels 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

The biennial Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory was created in 2008 to honour the memory of the Slovenian curator, critic and writer Igor Zabel (1958-2005).

The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory is initiated and funded by ERSTE Foundation. This year’s award ceremony and conference are organised in collaboration with Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and MACBA.

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