The exhibit Visibility - Romnja in Vienna presents a portion of the more extensive photograph series entitled (in translation) Roma Women of Vienna. This portrait series features contemporary Roma women who live in Vienna from a diverse range of social strata, lifestyles, personal backgrounds, personalities. The text accompanying each photo asks each subject a series of questions about their own experiences and is an integral part of the exhibit.
The original exhibition also incorporates live presentations by the photo subjects themselves, reducing the inevitability that the women, as photos subjects, are reduced to the confines of two dimensional representation.
About the Curators: The Vivaro – Viva Romnja Association is a Rom*nja community that allies in solidarity with all those who stand up for a society without racism and sexism. Vivaro is a place of exchange and this open space not only promotes cooperation among each other, but also offers information on various topics in several languages, so that political education can take place from the bottom up. To find out more, contact Vivaro at email@example.com.
This exhibition is being held in association with the Critical Romani Studies 2023 International Conference Racism, Justice, Environment: Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond taking place at Central European University 1-2 June 2023 and with the generous support of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC. For more information on this conference and how to attend, please visit the webpage https://events.ceu.edu/2023-06-01/racism-justice-environment-critical-approaches-romani-studies-and-beyond