[artinfo] WE ARE WHAT WE ARE on tour: Trnava

rotor rotor at mur.at
Wed Mar 16 13:23:16 CET 2005


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+ + +  < rotor > at Galeria Jana Koniarka, Trnava
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>>   WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
        Aspects of Roma Life in Conemtporary art

Artists:
Matei Bejenaru (RO), Michaela Bruckmüller (A), 
Pavlina Fichta Cierna (SK), Cosmin Gradinaru 
(RO), Gyöngyi Raczne Kalanyos (HU), Iosif Kiraly 
/ Mariana Celac / Marius Marcu-Lapadat (RO), 
Monika Kovacova (SK), Aydan Murtezaoglu (TR), 
Terez Orsos (H), Nihad Nino Pusija (D/BiH), Mario 
Rizzi (I), Erzen Shkololli (KOS), Mladen 
Stilinovic (HR), Ceja Stojka (A), Chad Evans 
Wyatt (USA/CZ), Dusan Zahoransky (CZ/SK)

Curators: Margarethe Makovec + Anton Lederer, < rotor >, Graz

+ + +            Opening: Tuesday, March, 15, 2005, 6 pm
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+ + +            Galeria Jana Koniarka
+ + +            Koppel House, Zelenı krícek 3
+ + +            Trnava, Slovakia
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Exhibition: 16.3.-10.4.2005

Opening hours: Tue - Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat+Sun 1- 6 pm

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In general, the approach to life among Roma and non-Roma has been
very different, not to say diametrically opposed. The difference in world
view has repeatedly triggered a wide range of reactions and responses -
particularly among non-Roma (called Gadze in Romanes, the language
of the Roma people) -  ranging from fear to fascination.
Probably because artists themselves have a special position in society,
they are often particularly interested in those who also stand on the
margins of mainstream society.  Thus, it comes as no surprise that we
frequently find representations of Roma in art history. "We are what we are"
presents and represents current contempoary artistic positions, which
develop an alternative approach to Roma people, aiming to distinguish
itself from the traditional preconceived notions and prejudices found
in the various countries.

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< rotor > association for contemporary art
Peinlichgasse 14, A- 8010 Graz
Phone + Fax +43 316 688 306
rotor at mur.at
http://rotor.mur.at


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