1. Research Library

        Continuing Dialogues. A Tribute to Igor Zabel

        Christa Benzer, Christine Bohler, Christiane Erharter

        JRP|Ringier 2009

        ISBN 9783905829914

      1. A collection of texts and tributes reflecting on the work of Igor Zabel (1958–2005), a Slovenian curator, writer, and theorists who played a significant role in putting contemporary art from the Balkans on the international map; he was also one of the foremost and most important theorists of the post-Communist situation and its impact on artistic production and identity formation in the post-1989 landscape. In an essay from 2000, ‘The (Former) East and its Identity’ (first published in the 2000+ Art East catalog (2000, Badovinac, ed.) and reprinted in Who if not we…? (2004, Hlavajova and Winder, eds.), Zabel analyzed the articulation of the East’s so-called ‘formerness’ after 1989 and also mentioned its (missing) counterpart the ‘former West.’ See in particular Viktor Misiano ‘We and the Others,’ as well as texts by FW curators Charles Esche and Maria Hlavajova ‘Once is Nothing,’ and FW research advisor Georg Schöllhammer ‘Transformations in the Former West.’