Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010: Award ceremony and public conference
10 December 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona
4 pm 7:30 pm · Conference: Writing art history. Dialogues in the present continuous
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 (HEC Paris; 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 Curlin (Zagreb), Daniel Grú? (Bratislava) and Laurence Rassel (Barcelona). The debate will be chaired by Chus Martínez, chief curator of MACBA.
8 pm 9 pm · Awarding Ceremony Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010
Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician (title photo), is the winner of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory (see our What’s Up in May 2010). The awarding ceremony will take place in the MACBA’s auditorium.
Followed by a reception and a party in the Atrium of MACBA
All events are open to the public.
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, which is awarded every two years, was created in 2008 to honour the memory of the curator, critic and writer Igor Zabel (1958-2005). The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory is initiated and funded by ERSTE Foundation. For more information visit