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A new international Romani aesthetic?

A new international Romani aesthetic?

Acton, Thomas (2009) A new international Romani aesthetic? In: Annual Meeting and Conference of the Gypsy Lore Society 2009, 27-29 Aug 2009, University of Helsinki, Finland. (Unpublished)

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This paper will report on the build-up (especially in England) to the “new Romani art” presented at the Roma Pavilion in the Venice Biennale in 2007, and some subsequent developments. It will seek to compare and contrast the aesthetics and politics of visual art to the much more established discourses around Romani music. It will suggest that, especially in Britain, the young British Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller artists are a diverse group of artists whose careers were originally established without reference to their ethnicity, rather than working within any specific Romani tradition, but that their participation in the cultural politics associated with GRT education programmes almost forces upon them a certain coherence which may begin to constitute a movement.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romani art, aesthetics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14

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