The Curator’s Room — Igor Zabel: How to Make Art Visible?
The Curator’s Room, a documentary film dedicated to the art historian and curator Igor Zabel (1958–2005), focuses on Zabel’s work in the field of visual arts from the end of the 1980s to his death. Through the film, we learn how, in that epochal time – at the turn of the century and at the intersections of (post)modern and contemporary art, the local and international art space, socialism and capitalism, East and West, the artistic and the social/political –, he faced in his work not only great changes and conflicts, but also possibilities for the new.
The film portrays not only a man who, despite the internal contradictions of the art world, persistently believed in the power of art, but also the time and space in which Igor Zabel worked and which he co-shaped.
Director: Damjan Kozole
Scriptwriter: Urška Jurman
Photography: Matjaž Mrak
Editor: Jurij Moškon
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Production and distribution: Vertigo
Co-production: RTV Slovenia, Igor Zabel Association
Supported by: Slovenian Film Centre