second year: 1998 series of lectures: lectures / conversations with lecturers / lecturers

course for curators of contemporary art: course participants / study excursions / program collaborators / exhibition /




Alenka Pirman (1964)
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1989. From 1991 to 1992, she was the editor-in-chief of the M'zin magazine of contemporary culture and the Likovne besede art magazine. From 1991 to 1996, she was art director of the Škuc Gallery. Since May 1997, she has been assistant director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana.

Lilijana Stepančič (1958)
Graduated in economics, art history and sociology from the University of Ljubljana. She worked as a curator and archivist at Obalne galerije Piran / Piran Coastal Galleries and later as curator at the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art. From 1993 to 1997, she was director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana.
Since 1997, she has been director of the Open Society Institute-Slovenia. Her contemporary art reviews are published, among other things, in Razgledi. She is a member of a number of Slovene and international committees for contemporary art.

Igor Zabel (1958)
Graduated in comparative literature and art history from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and in 1989 received a master's degree in comparative literature. He has worked as curator at the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art since 1986. Igor has prepared numerous exhibitions and has collaborated as a professional associate and consultant on Slovene and international projects, to name a few: Inexplicable Presence. Curator's Working Place, Ljubljana, 1997; 33rd Zagreb Salon, Zagreb, 1998; and Manifesta 2, Luxembourg, 1998. He writes and publishes art and literary reviews and theory. Among other, he is the author of Vidiki minemalnega, Minimalizem v slovenski umetnosti 1968-1989/Aspects of Minimal, Minimalism in Slovene Art 1968-1989, the exhibition catalogue of Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 1990; Vmesni prostor/The Space In-Between (Essays on the work of Emerik Bernard), Krt, Ljubljana, 1991; and Speculationes, Studia Humanitatis (Minora), Ljubljana, 1997. He is a co-ordinator for Manifesta 3. Lives and works in Ljubljana.