Presentation of Igor Zabel's travel notes: Ah, Art!


Igor Zabel: Ah, Art! Travel notes

Book presentation
Thursday, 14 May 2015, 18.00, summer garden of Jazz Club Gajo, Tomšičeva 12, Ljubljana; in case of rain, the event will be held at the Museum of Modern Art, Tomšičeva 14.

We invite you to a social event and a discussion with invited guests about Ah, Art!, a collection of Igor Zabel’s travel notes.

Invited guests: Zdenka Badovinac (director of the Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova); Barbara Borčić (director of SCCA–Ljubljana); Samo Krušič (translator); Tadej Pogačar (artist and director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art); Zoja Skušek (the editor of the book and editor at the Založba /* cf. publishing house); Adela Železnik (curator at the Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova)
Moderator: Marcel Štefančič jr.
The notebooks and planners in Igor Zabel’s heritage contain diary entries hidden among his schedules, lecture outlines, interview cues, directories, etc. Igor Zabel kept a journal on his business trips; and he travelled a lot, he visited a large part of the world from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv and Moscow. And also all of Europe, of course. Here, journal is meant in the literal sense of a chronological record of daily events. He described exhibitions, the ideas they generated, his encounters with collectors and artists, and also glimpses of everyday life. He wrote at airports, on trains, in hotels, etc. The journals are written realistically, in Igor’s precise style, and are precious testimonies about the art scene, people, exhibitions and life.

Organization: /* cf. Publishing House and Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory
Supported by: Jazz Club Gajo and Moderna galerija, Ljubljana