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May 16 – Romani Resistance Day

We are loud. We remain silent. We protest. We perform. We bring our bodies to the streets. We hide away. We scream resistance, while we unlearn harmful practices of our upbringing. We stand alone. We form communities. Resistance may take different forms, but one truth remains immutable: we should all have the “Right to Respond”....

Winners of Artists in Residence 2024 in Villa Romana, Florence

International Guest Artists 2024: Charly Bechaimont and Lila Loisse   A cooperation between the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and Villa Romana in Florence. Villa Romana and ERIAC are pleased to announce the winners of their joint artist-in-residency program for 2024, following successful collaborations since 2020. Villa Romana is a place of...

(Event) Roma in Ukraine – Fighters for Democracy, Human Rights and Justice

Roma consider themselves as an integral part of Ukrainian society, the diversity of which presents a unique cluster of European culture that has to be safeguarded and promoted. Roma in Ukraine have their own exclusive cultural heritage that have been safeguarded internally by the communities for centuries despite persecution, genocides and wars or globalization or...

Intersectional Dimensions of Care. Curatorial Considerations around the Exhibition ‘Handle with Care’

Care permeates almost every aspect of our social reality. It is partly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that both collective and individual care has been brought into sharper focus than ever before. The global pandemic has shed light on the politics of care and has shown the heavy burden on women, social workers,...

From the Pissoir to the Bathtub — Selma Selman Destroys Conventions with Axe and Drill

The surface is never simply smooth or clean in Selma Selman’s works. The artist paints on objects such as car bonnets, bathtubs or satellite dishes as naturally as if they were stretched canvases. These objects are then either displayed freely in the room or are carefully arranged on the wall, constantly moving on the border...

The Red Wheel of Pain and Power – On Zoran Tairović’s Works

The exhibition currently on view at the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Serbia, in Belgrade, titled “Gypsyism, Balkanism – Through a glass, darkly”, curated by Bratislav Mitrović, features five artists of Roma origin, who engage in intimate dialogue with the history of -frequently hurtful- representations of Roma. Through their works, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas...

ERIAC Exhibition Opening: Berlin Tales

Berlin Tales  Emanuel Barica, Luna De Rosa, Mihaela Drăgan, Nihad Nino Pušija, Mersud Selman, Alfred Ullrich, David Weiss   15 December, 2023 – 5 April, 2024 Exhibition opening: 14 December 2023, 6.00 – 9.00 pm       Berlin has consistently played a crucial role in the cultural and social life of the Roma diaspora...

Bravo, Barvalo! Pioneering Participation, Curatorial Courage, and a New Approach to Roma-Driven Museum Projects

The summer of 2023 saw a true landmark accomplishment in the promotion and celebration of Romani art and culture. The Barvalo exhibition, on view 9 May until 4 September at Marseille’s Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranée (“Mucem”), a Tier-1, national-level French museum, was the first of its kind: by far the...

JEWELLERY AND ACTIVISM

– About the Exhibition Roma Jewellery Tradition – Rosa Taikon at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm In the process of creating the exhibition, Roma Jewellery Tradition – Rosa Taikon, Rosa Taikon’s expressive jewellery became a point of departure for a demonstration of Roma history and heritage as well as a platform for the civil rights struggle of the...

Painting Back: Decolonization Through Art

In 2022, at the fifteenth edition of documenta in Kassel, I witnessed an interesting conversation between two visitors standing in front of a large-scale and impressive work by Tamás Péli. ‘Péli studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague,’ one of the two women read out from the label. The other immediately...