Producing Roma Feminist Art
Presentation by Margaret Tali and subsequent artist talk by Mihaela Drăgan
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
7 pm (CET)
Location: District Berlin
Margaret Tali will discuss the significance of Roma artists’ exclusion from the contemporary art scene and what this reveals about its nature and alignments. She will focus on the work of an outstanding Finnish-Kale artist, writer, and activist, Kiba Lumberg, who advocates for her artistic practice as a human right. This raises questions about how to respect cultural difference and divergent understandings of art based on artists’ positions of memory and community. What forms of translation does Lumberg’s art require that would grant respect to both the artist as well as the audience? What could it mean to curate artistic practice as a human right?
Mihaela Drăgan presents Giuvlipen, the first Roma feminist theater company formed by professional actresses of Roma origins in Bucharest. In her talk, she will cover the discourse around Roma art practice, which has developed parallel to the escalation of anti-Gypsyism and increasing stereotypification of Roma women.
The event takes place in Freja Bäckman’s installation I was told I chop wood like a ballet dancer and is part of the public program of the D’EST Curatorial Summit from 20 to 22 April 2018.
D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former „East” and „West” is a project initiated by Ulrike Gerhardt with DISTRICT Berlin. D’EST is also hosted in cooperation with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) the Goethe Institute Moscow, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, the Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Video-Forum.
This project is made possible through the generous support of the Senate Chancellery Berlin – Department of Culture.