About

The Roma Jam Session Art Collective (RJSaK) is the first art collective in Switzerland devoted to put a light on the issue of the Roma minority in public and art spaces. The Zurich-based group works transdisciplinarily with members of the arts, drama and design and with guests from various fields. Since its first intervention in a local art space in 2013, RJSaK has been showing their work in the Shedhalle, Corner College, Maxim Theater, Toni Areal, Kunsthaus Zürich, Johann Jacobs Museum Zurich, Kunstmuseum Basel and more recently Helmhaus Zürich and in other cities. In addition to its public art appearances, the collective is involved in various political activist activities with NGOs and has been involved in a working group of the Federal Office of Culture (BAK) negociating the issue of Roma minority recognition and rights in relation to Roma, Sinti and Yenish communities in Switzerland. Since 2016 RJSaK is working with their interventions on the Roma image in today’s societies. It is important to RJSaK that the unknown history of Swiss Roma can be perceived as a vital part of their transnational European history.

News

  • Basic Roma
  • Drive In – Drop Out / Hack the G L A M Code
  • ESTETIKA WALK

    27th May 2016 between 7 and 8 p.m. ESTETIKA WALK
    Performance by RJSaK and Friends
    in context of the launching event of The Air Will Not Deny You – Zürich im Zeichen einer anderen Globalität at Johann Jacobs Museum:
    Adresse: Johann Jacobs Museum / Seefeldquai 17 / 8034 Zürich

  • BASIC ROMA (EN)

    Sunday the 6th of September 2015 5p.m. Special act with the “Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv” in the exhibition «Europe. the future of history»

  • ROM SOM

    Friday 7th of August 2015 6 p.m. Horse Racecourse Schachen Aarau (near Reithalle). We are part of the summer college 2015 of the adult education center (VHS) Aarau. This will be an open-air event and performed in any weather condition. The performance will be closed by an Apéro.