Temporary exhibitions and other events
3. 11. 2017 -28. 1. 2018 (Místodržitelský palác, Moravské nám. 1)
Vesmír je černý / O kosmos hino kalo
An art project by Ladislava Gažiová presents a chronological story of Romani art built around items from the collection of the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno. It liberates the visual material from the timelessness which it has been traditionally associated with when being too often stereotypically identified with the label of outsider art or Art Brut. Quite on the contrary, it emphasizes the formal and stylistic moments of the works of art with affiliation to the “general” art history and highlights their relations with particular social-emancipation phenomena in the history of the Romani people. Historical time, formal metamorphoses and committed content together form the three vectors which in the interpretation of Ladislava Gažiová break up the monolith of the pastoral view of Romani art.
The exhibition incorporates the results of an art symposium which the author organised in September this year.
The project is the outcome of collaboration between the Moravian Gallery and the Museum of Romani Culture.
Project is supported by
Special thanks to
13. 10. 2017 – 25. 2. 2018 (Muzeum romské kultury, Bratislavská 67)
Bez Nenávisti? HateFree?
The concept of the exhibition is based on the conviction that the dismal position of the Roma minority in our society is a result of the systematic failure of mechanisms that should ensure dignified living conditions for all people, regardless of the color of their skin or their ethnic origin. Ranging from inequalities in access to quality education and legal employment to racially motivated attacks, the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe are fighting discrimination in many forms.
Artists exhibiting in the project HateFree? stand on the side of those who are stigmatized because of their otherness. They analyze the mechanisms that define certain group as inferior or socially excluded and show the danger of escalation of hatred in our society. At the same time they demonstrate the belief in the symbolic power of the artistic gesture of solidarity and its concrete effect outside the narrowly defined world of art.
Exhibition HateFree? is a follow-up of the HateFree project responding to an increase in hateful attitudes toward minorities in the Czech Republic.
Ivana Mariposa Čonková, Magda Fabiańczyk, Francesca a Sára, Lukáš Houdek, Milan Kohout, Kundy Crew, Moje Ralsko, Tamara Moyzes, Csaba Nemes, Michaela Pospíšilová Králová, Romane Kale Panthera, Tomáš Rafa, Richard Wiesner
The exhibition is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
12. 5. – 24. 9. 2017
NIHAD NINO PUŠIJA / PARNO GRAS
Nihad Nino Pušija
Nihad Nino Pusija (born 1965) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is an art photographer. His work focuses
on documentary and portrait photography and aims at
capturing Roma identity in Berlin (where he has been
based for the past twenty four years) and elsewhere in Europe.
He has worked on different art-photo projects and photo
studies since 1992. He has been granted the support
of the Kulturamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, NGBK (New
Society for Visual Arts) Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
Museum of European Cultures and Allianz Cultural Foundation.
Main themes: politics of recognition, minority
positions in contemporary artistic and curatorial practice,
South-East Europe, refugees, conflict resolution, integration
and the Roma in Europe. Pusija lives and works in Berlin.
Curators: MgA. Anna Babjárová, Mgr. Adam Holubovský