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