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RomaMoMA: a Roma Transnational Museum – Challenges and Issues

I have been asked to offer my opinion regarding the concept of RomaMoMA, an institution putting on display contemporary art. Mine is an opinion that comes from a seasoned non-Roma observer of contemporary Roma art scene, a Poland-based critic and curator. The emergence of an establishment like this poses a number of questions, the first...

ERIAC EXHIBITION: ROMA RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE

Roma Resistance and Resilience   Exhibiting Artists: Daniel Baker, Rifet Bajramović, José Manuel Fernández Cortés, Lajos Gabor – Joar Nango, Ľuboš Kotlár, Renata Roxana Mihaly, Estefanía Ruíz (Mil Duquelas), Zita Moldovan (Loly), Norbert Oláh, Marina Rosselle, Selma Selman, Zoran Tairović Artists’ Biographies On view in the galleries at ERIAC Berlin and ERIAC Serbia in Belgrade 16...

RomaMoMA Nomadic Library

On this 50th anniversary of the First World Roma Congress, on International Roma Day, 8 April, we present a large-scale, on-going project, which is becoming a centrepiece of RomaMoMA, in various locations where we will have a presence. If you and your institution have an interest in providing a location and/or occasion for the RomaMoMA...

FAMILY ARCHIVES exhibition

This week, we feature the Family Archives exhibition, currently on view at ERIAC Art Space Berlin, adapted from the exhibition originally curated within Diaspora Europe at the Volksbühne Berlin in December 2020. The Family Archives exhibition is a subjective counterpoint to research into the public and institutional archives. This research is carried out with the participation of European...

Claiming the Past by Occupying Contemporary Spaces and Minds

Long gone are the times When Roma wandered around, But I still see them. They are like running water Always running away […] (Papusza: Water that always wanders)[1]  I think I became a feminist the moment I started to defend my mother and aunts from the violence they suffered. I have learned that I am...

Family Archives

      17 March – 15 May 2021 ERIAC Art Space Berlin   The Family Archives exhibition is a subjective counterpoint to research into the public and institutional archives. This research is carried out with the participation of European Sinti and Roma public figures, intellectuals, artists, citizens and youth, who are willing to share their...

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...

We think… Recollections on Prefigurativity, Translocality, Trust, and a Museum of Roma Contemporary Art

The curatorial team of OFF-Biennale Budapest expands upon the notion of “RomaMoMA” as a platform to discuss, to imagine, and to “perform” a Transnational Museum of Roma Contemporary Art through discursive events, contemporary art projects, publications, and mediation. To challenge the notion of the museum and to engage the public in questions about cultural heritage...

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...