Draga umetnost / Dear Art

Editors: What, How and for Whom/WHW
Translator: Tamara Soban
Publisher: Moderna galerija, Ljubljana
Content: 53 pages
Year: 2012

Dear Art was an international group exhibition in the new building of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, curated by the collective What, How and for Whom/WHW from Zagreb. The exhibition Dear Art looked at art’s own reflection upon its practice, and offered proposals for rethinking the role of art through challenging its models and shattering its myths.

As the first exhibition curated by guest curators after the opening of the new museum premises, Dear Art did also critically reflect upon the process that created a string of new edifices for contemporary art throughout Eastern Europe.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.