Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician, has been named the winner of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory. The awards ceremony takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona following a conference themed Writing Art History. Dialogues in the present continuous. The lectures mark the starting point for an open debate among six speakers from different parts of the world...
Prof. Piotr Piotrowski, photo: Andrzej Stawiński / REPORTER
Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician, is the winner of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory
The awards ceremony takes place on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona's (MACBA) auditorium, accompanied, on the same day, by the conference themed Writing Art History. Dialogues in the Present Continuous. 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. All events are open to the public.
In addition to the main 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.
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.
Conference: Writing art history. Dialogues in the present continuous - 16:00 - 19:30
Awarding Ceremony: Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010 - 20:00 - 21:00
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.
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels 1
08001 Barcelona, Spain