Igor Zabel: Art and Quality


In the introductory theses, Igor Zabel reflects on the assessment of quality in contemporary art and the criteria for this assessment and concludes with comparing art and dealing with art to love. The rest of the text includes the e-correspondence between Zabel and the co-editor of the publication where the text was originally published, in which they discuss art criticism as an attempt at approaching the unfathomable x that pervades a quality artwork in a similar way that it pervades the being of a loved person.

The English translation of the text by Arven Šakti Kralj Szomi can be viewed and downloaded here.

The text was first published in Slovene as Igor Zabel, “Umetnost in kvaliteta” (PlatformaSCCA, no. 3, 2002, SCCA-Ljubljana ), and is available online