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Sead Kazanxhiu’s The Nest: Making Space and Envisioning Agency for Marginalised Cultures

At documenta fifteen, five massive swallow’s nests have appeared on the façade of the Fridericianum. Emerging from its walls between the engaged columns of its southeastern wing, the rough surfaces and organic forms of the five polymer structures that comprise Sead Kazanxhiu’s The Nest at once challenge and compliment the Fridericianum’s neoclassical monumentality. These nests...

Roma Rajni: RomaMoMA Library ft. Daniel Baker and Farija Mehmeti

With Roma Rajni: RomaMoMA Library featuring Daniel Baker and Farija Mehmeti, ERIAC brings together the painterly oeuvre of Farija Mehmeti and the RomaMoMA Library at the National Library of Kosovo. The RomaMoMA Library was created in 2021 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the First World Romani Congress. It is dynamic and nomadic, engaging with...

HOW TO TELL STORIES THAT MATTER? ERIAC Expert Talk within Manifesta 14 Programme

it matters what worlds world worlds. how to tell stories otherwise… Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Expert Talk 16 May 2022 The 14th edition of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will take place from 22 July until 30 October 2022 in Prishtina, Kosovo. Organised for the occasion of the biennial, Manifesta 14 has set up the...

How Many Swallows Make a Summer? On Sead Kazanxhiu’s Nests

Sead Kazanxhiu is one of the most engaged protagonists of the contemporary Albanian art scene. His artworks are dedicated to the culture, problems and the status of the Roma community from which he originates. Sead’s activist and artistic practice are in symbiosis with the broader struggle for the awareness of the significance of Romani culture,...

One Day We Shall Celebrate Again: RomaMoMA at documenta fifteen

We have relied on our own archives, our own transgenerational sharing of knowledge, our own pedagogies of practice. The beauty that we share with the world, the ways that we teach, learn, and thrive, have been built by us, for each other—and, yes, for you. We have healed each other, and, through our fortune-telling, our...

Roma Pavilion at the 23rd International Art Exhibition Triennale Milano: Emília Rigová: And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) presents Emília Rigová: And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other, curated by Timea Junghaus, an official Roma exhibition at the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition. The exhibition comprises installation, video, photography, found objects, and a community art project. At the centre is the altar honouring the oeuvre, career, and...

One Day We Shall Celebrate Again: RomaMoMA at documenta fifteen

RomaMoMA is a transnational, collaborative and discursive art project of the European Roma Institute of Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and OFF-Biennale Budapest. In Kassel, the group exhibition, One Day We Shall Celebrate Again: RomaMoMA at documenta fifteen, showcases artworks in relation to the idea, question, and (im)possibilities of a “RomaMoMA” (Roma Museum of Contemporary Art). How can...

Blackness in the Absent Body: On the Work and Artistic Career of Emília Rigová

There are certain key impulses that inspire the work that the Slovak-Roma artist Emília Rigová (*1980) has produced up till now, and which guide her creative trajectory. First and most crucial is the emergence of her alter ego, Bári Raklóri (bári = big, raklóri = daughter of non-Roma parents), which has become a leitmotif of her...

Why Have There Been No Great Roma Women Artists?

This year marks five years since the passing of the prominent American art historian, Linda Nochlin, who became world renowned for her 1971 ground-breaking article, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”[1] Unfortunately, Nochlin will not bear witness to this year’s 59th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale[2] that promises to be a ground-breaking long-overdue...

How to Tell Stories that Matter? ERIAC brings Manifesta 14 to Belgrade

it matters what worlds world worlds. how to tell stories otherwise… Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Expert Talk 16 May 2022 The 14th Edition of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will take place from 22 July until 30 October 2022 in Prishtina, Kosovo. Organised for the occasion of the biennial, Manifesta 14 has set up the...