Opening Speech: Suzana Milevska, curator, art historian, winner of the Igor Zabel Award 2012
ROMAISM is an experimental exhibition project which attempts to construct Roma cultural history through presenting 100 objects: artworks, documents, research materials, archive photos, posters, newspapers, books, videos, websites and items of personal memories from the 1960’s until the present day.
Participating artists: János Balázs, Tibor Balogh, Lada Gaziova, Henrik Kállai, Roland Korponovics, László Kosztics, Erika Lakatos, Katherina Lillquist, Nihad Nino Pusija, Jolán Oláh, Omara, Teréz Orsós, Tamás Péli, Nihad Nino Pusija, André Raatzsh.
Art historians, curators, etnologists, theorists, sociologists quoted in the exhibition: Thomas Acton, Katalin Aknai, Daniel Baker, Pál Bánszky, Gerhard Baumgartner, László Beke, Tayfun Belgin, Ágnes Daróczi, Péter György, Maria Hlavajova, Jana Horvathova, Karel Holomek, Timea Junghaus, István Kerékgyártó, Katalin Keserű, Angéla Kóczé, Éva Judit Kovács, Edit Kőszegi, Menyhért Lakatos, Suzana Milevska, Mária Neményi, Gábor Pataki, Salman Rushdie, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Anna Szász, Katalin Székely, Péter Szuhay, Jenő Zsigó.
The exhibition is a participatory and accumulative project.
Curators: Timea Junghaus, Veronka Vaspál
Consultant: Péter Szuhay
On view until April 4, 2013.
Image: Omara: My Eye Operation, 1989, oil, fiberboard, Collection of FROKK. Omara – Roma woman artist - walked into the National Gallery of Budapest with this painting in her hand in 1989 and asked the chief curator if she shall continue painting.