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From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – from the world of Agnes Daroczi to the world of Daniel Baker

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – from the world of Agnes Daroczi to the world of Daniel Baker

Acton, Thomas (2010) From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – from the world of Agnes Daroczi to the world of Daniel Baker. In: Culture and the Making of Worlds - European Sociological Association Sociology of Culture Conference, 7-9 Oct 2010, Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Where did the “new Romani artists” come from? And why now?

When I first met the distinguished English Romani artist Delaine LeBas in the 1990s, she told me she felt guilty because she had not done enough for her own people. I always replied that the Romani people needed real artists and professionals in all fields; there were already professional Gypsies whose main specialisation was helping their own people. Since 2006 the “new Romani art” has moved centre stage in European Roma politics. What can this art do for the people? And in what sense, if any, does the new Romani art tell us about contemporary Gypsy/Roma/Traveller experience? I will suggest it can only do so if that is not actually its purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romani art
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5293

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