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December 2, 2020

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Igor Zabel 2020 Award ceremony and conversation with the winners
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December 4, 2020, 8pm

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December 4, 8pm CET Live stream from Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana

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live stream via Igor Zabel Award 2020 website

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On December 4, 2020, at the biannual ceremony in Ljubljana, Zdenka Badovinac will be awarded for her outstanding institutional leadership as the director of the Moderna galerija/Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM) in Ljubljana as well as for her radical curatorial work and significant contributions as a writer and editor to international discourses on the geopolitics of contemporary art in Eastern Europe and global art history. Igor Zabel Award Grants will be given to Slavcho Dimitrov (Skopje), activist, cultural theorist, and curator; Katalin Erdődi (Vienna/Budapest), curator, dramaturg, and cultural worker; and Ivana Bago (Zagreb), curator, art historian, and art writer.

The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory acknowledges the exceptional achievements of curators, art historians, theorists, art writers, and critics whose work supports, develops or investigates visual art and culture in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

Programme

Igor Zabel Award ceremony and conversation with the award and grant recipients, moderated by Ksenija Horvat, distinguished television journalist and interview host.

8–8:05pm CET
Presentation of the award by the moderator

8:05–8:15pm CET
Presentation of the Igor Zabel Award 2020 laureate, Zdenka Badovinac by Anthony Gardner, art historian and jury member

8:15–8:40pm CET
Video portrait and conversation with Zdenka Badovinac

8:40–9pm CET
Video portraits and conversations with the Igor Zabel Award 2020 Grant recipients: Ivana Bago, Katalin Erdődi, and Slavcho Dimitrov

9pm CET

Closing words by Boris Marte, ERSTE Foundation, and Urška Jurman, Igor Zabel Association

The Igor Zabel Award is named in honour of the distinguished and influential Slovenian curator and art historian Igor Zabel (1958–2005). It has been conferred biennially since 2008 by the ERSTE Foundation (Vienna) in cooperation with the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory (Ljubljana).

With total prize money of EUR 76,000, the Igor Zabel Award represents one of the most generous and prestigious awards for cultural activities related to Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

2020 jury
Antony Gardner, art historian, Oxford; Šejla Kamerič, artist, Sarajevo; Franciska Zólyom, curator and director, GfZK Leipzig

More about the Igor Zabel Award 2020.

The award ceremony and accompanying conference are organized by: Igor Zabel Association and Moderna galerija, Ljubljana with the support of ERSTE Foundation.

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