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The Word for World Is Forest

I had planned to discuss here the art of emancipation, an original perspective, and the starting point taken by an artist who brings a breath of fresh air. Drawing on the works of Krzysztof Gil, I had intended to analyse his visual strategies, which decolonise canonical art in an original and personal way, exploring elements...

“Proud Roma” Short Film Premiere Registration

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) is honored to invite you to the SHORT FILM PREMIERE “PROUD ROMA” by PABLO VEGA On January 25, 2022 at 20.00 ONLINE ***Please note that due to the current Covid situation, the physical premiere in Kino Babylon in Berlin has been cancelled.    Produced as part...

Practising Archival Alliances: RomaMoMA at Vulnerable Archives

“But don’t worry, coz you won’t rule any more, the future is ours”.[1] Undermining the modernity/coloniality strategy of situating other knowledges and identities in a disempowered past through the act of labelling communities as “traditional” and “primitive” and denying them the right to participate in the present, Mihaela Drăgan, with her performance, Roma Futurism: The...

The Intersecting Gaps of Unknowing

Starting at the End: Unknowing OFF-Biennale Budapest was about to end in late April, when one of its most prestigious and yet under-recognised artworks, Péli Tamás’s Birth arrived in Budapest, to the Budapest History Museum in the Castle.[1] Shortly after closing the Mara Oláh exhibition[2] at the Glove Factory Community House (Kesztyűgyár Közösségi Ház), I...

ERIAC EXHIBITION: TAJSA ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE PRIZE

  TAJSA ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE PRIZE EXHIBITION 10.12.2021   On view in the National Theater Belgrade: Location: Francuska 3, Beograd 11000, Serbia   Curators: Timea Junghaus, ERIAC Executive Director  Nataliia Tomenko, ERIAC Intern [EN] According to the artist Robert Gabris, “Tajsa is the connection between yesterday and tomorrow, present energy between you and me, power,...

From the Dining Hall to the Budapest History Museum: Contemporary Roma art and cultural heritage, trapped in community space?

The present text[1] presents a brief overview of the cultural and communal mission of Romano Kher from Hungary, especially focusing on their summer camps where significant artworks were displayed and made a major impact on generations of Roma youth. I argue here that due to a lack of proper institutional background, Roma cultural and art...

COLLECTIVELY CARRIED OUT: Tamás Péli’s Birth

This week we present the film documenting the opening of the exhibition, Collectively Carried Out: Tamás Péli’s Birth. ERIAC Executive Director Tímea Junghaus takes you on an exclusive art historian-guided tour of the exhibition.   Entitled Birth, Tamás Péli’s monumental artwork is of unparalleled significance in many respects. Painted on fibreboard, the panel painting of...

Dismantling ethnography, decolonising the museum, flipping the map: Wesiune thana / Place in the Woods by Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

There is no doubt that for some time now we have been witnessing two cultural processes in Europe, that are simultaneously complementary and competitive. On the one hand, the last decades of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first century can be characterised as a period of unprecedented growth of interest in...

Unexpected Encounters: Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

On 28 September 2021, a jury assembled at the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art to select the winning curatorial project for an exhibition to be held at the Polish Pavilion as part of the 59th International Art Exhibition in Venice in 2022 (La Biennale di Venezia, 23 April – 27 November 2022, curated by...

Roma at the Venice Biennale

The selection of Małgorzata Mirga-Tas to represent Poland at the 59th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale is a great step forward for Roma contemporary art, Roma recognition and for the Roma people. Mirga-Tas has been exhibiting internationally for many years to great acclaim, and this opportunity is a fitting milestone in the artist’s...