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What challenges do you see, if any, with the concept of a Roma Museum as a whole?

…and the RomaMoMA interviews conclude (for now)! (Part 5 of 5) All good things must come to an end: this week we present the final portion of the RomaMoMA interviews What challenges do you see, if any, with the concept of a Roma Museum as a whole? One participant feels that it is a great...

How would you present the complexity of Sinti and Roma art and culture to make it easily understandable to a broad international audience?

The RomaMoMA interviews are back! (Part 4 of 5) This time, we have a more “practical” question regarding the actual implementation of a physical Roma museum: How would you present the complexity of Sinti and Roma art and culture to make it easily understandable to a broad international audience? Given the huge responsibility the museum...

ERIAC commemorates the victims of National Socialism with the digital festival “Diaspora Europe”

  On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism on 27 January, ERIAC and Volksbühne invite you to a digital edition of “Diaspora Europe”. For five days, the audience will discover contemporary artistic perspectives of Roma, Sinti and Jews on Europe, its history and present time. In the form...

Critical Reflection on the RomaMoMA Initiative

This critical reflection comprises a subjective questioning and mind-mapping woven into the analysis of the Sostar Collective’s video, entitled Rewritable Pictures, in which the author attempts to translate the issues raised by critical contemporary art into thinking about the institutional possibilities of a future imagined Roma museum. The following text is a succinct reflection of...

WHAT CONCRETE STEPS AND/OR OBSTACLES DO YOU ENVISION IN PREPARING A ROMA MUSEUM?

The RomaMoMA interview series continues! (Part 3 of 5) What concrete steps and/or obstacles do you envision in preparing a Roma Museum? What exactly is required in order to create a respectful Roma museum? It is no secret that creating a Roma museum is a great challenge, as it refers to an ethnic group rather...

Achille Mbembe: The Global Present

This video was first published on post, The Museum of Modern Art’s online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context. This presentation was part of The Multiplication of Perspectives, which took place in April 2019 at The Museum of Modern Art, and brought together scholars, artists, and curators from around...

Diaspora Europe Opening

On 10 December 2020, the International Human Rights Day, we opened the Diaspora Europe Festival via livestream at Volksbühne Berlin with the ceremony for the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights. The Roma components of the Diaspora Europe Festival were curated by the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture as part of the Germany’s Chairmanship...

What role shall a Roma Museum have within the landscape of European cultural institutions?

Our interview series continues! (Part 2 of 5) For our RomaMoMA blog, this time we asked Roma and non-Roma artists and arts professionals to reflect upon the following question: What role should a Roma Museum have within the landscape of European cultural institutions? One respondent summed up the museum’s role using three keywords: support, space...

How do you imagine a Roma museum? What shall a Roma museum collect and exhibit?

For our RomaMoMA blog, we asked Roma and non-Roma artists and arts professionals to answer a simple but complex question: How do you imagine a Roma Museum? What should a Roma Museum collect and exhibit? While the responses are quite diverse, there is a conjunction of similar problematics and visions. In one case, the importance...

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Gayatri Spivak on Affirmative Sabotage

On 26 February 2018, in the framework of ERIAC’s first “International Cultural Outreach Program”, Prof. Dr. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak of Columbia University gave a lecture together with Roma feminist scholars. In this panel discussion organised in ERIAC’s office and art space in Berlin, outstanding Roma activists discussed the transformative potential of transnational alliances and the...