| Promotion of the book
| with participation of
Dubravka Cherubini, Giuliana Carbi, Martina Munivrana, Berislav Vodopija and Janka Vukmir
on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Institute for Contemporary Art
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, Zagreb
| The Book BREDA’S LESSON,
15 x 105 cm, 74 pages, in English, ISBN 978-88-903025-2-7, publisher Juliet Editrice and Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy
is the result of the first Symposium on art and life of Breda Beban held in Trieste on April 22, 2017, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the death of Breda Beban.
The symposium was organized and conceived by Dubravka Cherubini and Ana Čavić in collaboration with the artist’s estate and Kalfayan galleries from Athens/Thessaloniki, and with the support of Slade’s School of Fine Art, University College of London.
| Breda Beban (24.12.1952, Novi Sad – 23.04.2012, London) was an artist, filmmaker, curator and creative producer whose works mainly deal with contemporary topics and emotions that appear in stories of politics and love. Breda’s films and photographs are recognized as unique expressions of intimacy, vulnerability and authenticity. Born in Novi Sad in 1952, Breda Beban grew up in Macedonia and Croatia. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and started her career as a painter and conceptual artist. She soon became interested in film, video and photography. In the early 1990s, after the outbreak of war in the region, with longtime partner Hrvoje Horvatić, she left Yugoslavia. In the beginning, they travelled to finally settle down in London where they lived together and worked up to Horvatić’s untimely death in 1997. Breda continued to work alone or with other artists and left a wealth of body of work exhibited in the most famous European and American museums and galleries. Breda Beban lived in London and Sheffield, where she was a professor of media arts at the Sheffield Hallam University. She died in 2012
| The book contains the introductory text by Giuliana Carbi, Trieste Contemporanea and the contributions of nine participants of the symposium.
Janka Vukmir, Zagreb; Miha Colner, Ljubljana; Martina Munivrana, Zagreb; Ana Čavić, London; Fiora Gandolfi, Venice; Dubravka Cherubini, Trieste; Mario Flecha, London/Jafre; Berislav Vodopija, Zagreb; and Marko Sosič, Trieste.
Editor-in-Chief: Giuliana Carbi Jesurun
Design: Manuela Schirra
Assistant editors: Giovanna Carbi, Virginia Dordei, Costanza Grassi
Language Advisors: Ana Čavić, Silvia Agostini, Nickolas Komninos, Katarina Moltedo, Liana Rotter
Translation of the text by Marko Sosič: Nickolas Komninos
Print: Grafiche Filacorda Srl – Udine
Support: Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Commitato Trieste Contemporanea