[artinfo] Beograd Gazela

Beograd Gazela info at beogradgazela.net
Tue Apr 8 17:54:35 CEST 2008

We are pleased to inform you about the release of the German edition of
Beograd Gazela -- Travel Guide to a Slum, published by Drava.
In the course of the spring, further editions
in Romani (likewise with Drava),
in Serbian (with the Belgrade publisher Rende) and
in English will follow.

Although there are a great many slums throughout Europe, hardly anyone ever
asks how they come into being, how life within them transpires, and what
impact such a location has on the day to day life of its residents. One
particularly striking example of such a settlement lies under the highway
bridge Gazela in Belgrade: tens of thousands pass it daily; nevertheless
there is hardly any reliable information about the settlement and the people
-- the vast majority of whom are Roma -- who are forced to live there.

Beograd Gazela -- Travel Guide to a Slum focuses attention on a place which
is paradigmatic for the recent history of Roma in Southeastern Europe. The
book provides essential information about the social and economic structures
of this slum and exposes the complex mechanisms of marginalization and
discrimination against its inhabitants. In addition, the individual chapters
are accompanied by a discussion which deals with the Travel Guide?s origin
as well as questions that were still open even after the completion of the


March 28 to May 31, 2008
< rotor >, Graz
Participation in the exhibition
"Land of Human Rights: At the limits of the Thinkable"

April 11, 2008, 7 p.m.
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
Book presentation

April 16, 2008, 8 p.m.
< rotor >, Graz
Book presentation and subsequent panel discussion

April 17, 2008, 7 p.m.
Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt/Celovec
Book presentation and subsequent discussion

April 25, 2008, 7 p.m.
Depot, Vienna
Book presentation and subsequent panel discussion with
Mirjam Karoly (political scientist) and Elke Krasny (cultural theoretician),

moderated by Katharina Morawek (art mediator, editor)

May 23 to June 21, 2008
Bucharest Biennale 3
Participation in the exhibition, book presentation and panel discussion


Lorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can G?lc?
tel.: +43/650/537 30 50
info at beogradgazela.net

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