Beti Žerovc

16210_309083115873617_1059417556_nBeti Žerovc is a Slovene art historian and art theorist. She teaches on Slovene art from 1800 until today at the Faculty of Arts/University of Ljubljana.

Her areas of research are visual art and the art system since the mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on their role in society. In the past ten years her research has concentrated mainly on the phenomena of the contemporary art curator as a profession in the process of establishing itself and the contemporary art exhibition as a medium.

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Žerovc conceptualized and organized various scientific meetings, among other: Exhibition as the Artistic Medium, Curator of Contemporary Art as the Artist. The Changing Statuses of the Exhibition and the Curator in the Field of Contemporary Art (Igor Zabel Association, 2010), The Event as a Privileged Medium in the Contemporary Art World (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 2011). In 2011 she curated the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, titled The Event.

Žerovc is the author of numerous articles, as well as several books, among other: The Curator and Contemporary Art: Conversations (Maska, 2008; in Slovene), and Curatorial Art: The Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2010; in Slovene). In 2012 Žerovc edited The Event as a Privileged Medium in the Contemporary Art World (Maska, for the electronic English version use this link.

For further reading, read the following online; The Curator and the Leftist Politicisation of Contemporary Art as well as the beginning of the book by Žerovc,  When Attitudes Become the Norm The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art.