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Art and Healing - A Roma Contribution for Europe

Artists with Sinti and Roma heritage question concepts of time, space, nature and community.

24.07.2021 bis 26.09.2021

Art and Healing - A Roma Contribution for Europe


24 July, Saturday 2 pm: EXHIBITION OPENING
Shuttle taxi from Freising railway station to the Center for Art: 1.50 pm; return: 4 pm
Meeting points: In front of the main entrance of the station / art center

  • Greetings: Josef Mederer, president of the District Council
  • Introduction: Timea Junghaus, director of ERIAC cultural center

The event takes place on the spot and is broadcasted online >>Auf YouTube ansehen

10 August, Tuesday 5 pm: meetup+art
Guided tour of the exhibition with Alexandra M. Hoffmann

5 September, Sunday 4 pm: KUNST#TAG 080

  • Sinti and Roma, 600 Years of European Heritage – Lecture by Prof. Klaus-Michael Bogdal
  • followed by a discussion between Klaus-Michael Bogdal and Björn Vedder

The exhibition and accompanying programs are admission free.


Participating artists

Valérie Leray (F)
Selma Selman (BH)
Dan Turner (GB)
Alfred Ullrich (D)
+ RomaMoMA Library


About the exhibition

Artists with Sinti and Roma heritage question concepts of time, space, nature and community. They draw on their unique experiences of Sinti and Roma culture and knowledge, which are inextricably linked to their history of survival and resilience.
All four artists took part in the exhibition FUTUROMA organized by ERIAC at the Venice Biennale in 2019.

The project RomaMoMA Library is part of the exhibition and was initiated as a forum for considering a future Roma Museum of Contemporary Art. The project is co-organized by ERIAC and OFF-Biennale Budapest.

The exhibition was created in collaboration with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) in Berlin.

Art and Healing - A Roma Contribution for Europe

Roma individuals throughout Europe make a tremendous effort to keep the record of a Roma cultural history archived, and events remembered. Through Roma-led activities and assemblies, the Roma continue to build a genealogy of Roma arts and culture. The countercultural machinery remains active through Roma self-representations, self-determinations, and through Roma politics calling out political, economic, and racial oppression. Roma artists imagine a Europe where unveiling truths, beginning with self-remedy, and healing together becomes possible.

The artists share their resources to configure visions for a peaceful and whole Europe. They mitigate the notions of time, space, nature, and community, taking inspiration from their experiences born out of Roma heritage and knowledge, all so utterly connected to the Roma history of survival and resilience, the successful strategies of transgenerational knowledge transfer, and the wise mechanisms of inspiring belonging and building a community, while inviting universal participation.

(Timea Junghaus, director of ERIAC)



Sommer (März-Okt)
Di - Sa 14-19 Uhr
So + Feiertage 10-19 Uhr

Winter (Nov-Feb)
Di - Sa 14-18 Uhr
So + Feiertage 10-18 Uhr
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Das Titelbild des Flyers über die Kunstwerke im Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern zeigt die Skluptur "SpaceSheep" des ungarischen Künstlers Csongor Szigeti, ein silbernes, halb abstraktes Schaf auf einer Wiese.
Flyer über den Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Kunstforums
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