The Symposium of Arts and the exhibition The Universe is black

The Symposium of Arts

10. -17. 9. 2017 (Muzeum romské kultury, Bratislavská 67, Brno)

Symposium of Arts that takes place in the Museum of Romany culture ( in Brno (Bratislavská 67 Street) on September 10 – 17, 2017. This is an intergenerational meeting of Roma artists from the Visegrad countries organized by the Museum of Romany Culture, whose curator is the artist Ladislava Gažiová. The patron of the event was taken over by Minister of Culture Daniel Herman and Mayor of Brno Petr Vokřál.

The Symposium will be united also with the exhibition in the Governor’s Palace of the Moravian Gallery (November 3, 2017 – January 28, 2018), whose curator will again be Ladislava Gažiová.


Ivan Berky, Josef Brand, Věra Duždová, Irena Eliášová, Luděk Farkaš, Robert Gabris, Krzysztof Gil, András Kállai, Tamara Moyzes, Paly Paštika, Božena Přikrylová, Rudolf Rác, Emília Rigová, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas.

The Symposium of Arts is supported by The International Visegrad Fund.

The exhibition The Universe is black // O kosmos hino kalo

3. 11. 2017 – 28. 1. 2018 (Místodržitelský palác, Moravské nám. 1A, Brno)

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

visegrad fund mk cr brno

Media partners

romanovodi romea dpmb tsb

Special thanks to

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