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Exhibitions and Projects
12 April–27 May 2007

Essl Award for Central and Southeast Europe

Exhibition of works by students nominated for the 2007 award

Every two years the Essl Museum for Contemporary Art from Klosterneuburg near Vienna gives out two awards to the most promising students attending the academies of fine art in the region of central and southeast Europe. Among the participating countries are the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. Students apply with their works as outlined in the application documents. The nominees are selected by an international jury, this year consisting of the following:

René Block, director, Fridericianum, Kassel
Prof. Peruško Bogdanić, Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb
Prof. Daniel Fischer, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava
Jiří Ševčík, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
Prof. János Strucz, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
Dr. Nadja Zgonik, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana
Prof. Agnes Essl, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg
Prof. Karlheinz Essl, Klosterneuburg
Martin Essl, CEO bauMax, Klosterneuburg.

Velibor Barišič; Ana Grobler; Kleindinst in Leban; Luiza Margan; Mark Požlep; Nina Slejko; Ana Sluga; Katja Smerdu; Katja Sudec; Urša Vidic.

Two Slovenian award winners were selected by the jury on 12 April 2007. The international Essl award winners’ from Slovenia are Velibor Barišič and Ana Sluga. The award winners’ exhibition will be held from 5 December 2007 to 10 February at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg.

Organisation and coordination of exhibition set up:
Zmago Lenardič, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana
Bojana Piškur, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Andrej Smrekar, National Gallery of Slovenia
Sini Zein, Essl Museum for Contemporary Art

12 April–27 May 2007
Narodni dom Gallery
Cankarjeva 20
1000 Ljubljana