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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...

Presentation of Roma Culture and Identity in Theatre

There is no singular truth; this people, like any other, has its own history, tradition, and language, embodying a source of culture. It is precisely this source that constitutes an unfinished process of existence. The Roma serve as a prime example that identity is complementary and ever evolving, both on an individual and a collective...

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...

Can We Live Together? Can We Sing Together? Of Alamo, Love and Loss

Everyone belongs elsewhere, and elsewhere could mean both everywhere and nowhere. Sung by Remedios Silva Pisa, Yasmin Levy, Eleni Vitali, Emel Mathlouthi, Zeynep Bastik and others, ‘Naci en Alamo’ (‘I was Born in Alamo’) is a Ladino–Greek Romani ‘song about displacement and homelessness, and ultimately about nostalgia for a birthplace that was never home’ (Aciman...

#ERIACNET4EU grantee Untold Stories Association Presents: Screening of Alina Șerban’s films in Berlin

#ERIACNET4EU grantee Untold Stories Association Presents: Romani Film Art in Berlin – Screening of Alina Șerban’s Short Films And “Gipsy Queen”   Join us for a captivating cinematic experience brought to you by our esteemed ERIACNET4EU grantee, Untold Stories Association. As part of their Roma Power project, the Untold Stories Association will organize the screening...

GUEST RSVP – TAJSA 2023

  The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) is honored to invite you to    TAJSA  ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE PRIZE 2023 On November 30, 2023 at 19.00 Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin   The Tajsa Prize awards an outstanding Roma individual who is enriching Roma arts and culture and embodies the founding principles of ERIAC,...

MEMBERSHIP RSVP – TAJSA 2023

  The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) is honored to invite you to    TAJSA  ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE PRIZE 2023 On November 30, 2023 at 19.00 Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin   The Tajsa Prize awards an outstanding Roma individual who is enriching Roma arts and culture and embodies the founding principles of ERIAC,...

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...

Erik Tollas, artist in residence at Villa Romana: thoughts on “a house which is a home”

Exhibition and open studios launched at the historic artists’ house Villa Romana with the participation of current Villa Romana fellows and ERIAC artist in residence, Erik Tollas. Following an open call and the decision of the international jury, Erik Tollas was selected to be the artist in residence during the month of September at Villa...