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 and promotion. Another highlighted the museum’s connecting role, as a tool to overcome the current divisions that Europe is experiencing, and to positively affirm and recognise the complex identities of the Roma.

A strong connection to the landscape of European progressive art institutions was mentioned as a vital solution to avoid perpetrating a Eurocentric view on art, where heteronormativity still plays a key role. There is a desire for a new museum to connect to art spaces that celebrate diversity and engage with an antiracist agenda. This view was shared by another interviewee, who understands RomaMoMA as a chance to shape the environment for deeper understanding and policy making, through a structure that both contests privileged narratives and develops as a transnational concept.

Watch the video to hear these vital positions!

 

Find all participants´ biographies here: Interviewees_Biographies


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