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OPEN THEORY LECTURES – International Symposium 2016

May 30, 2018
OPEN THEORY LECTURES  – International Symposium 2016

Open Theory Lectures explored how artists, curators and theoreticians work with Roma art, what their aesthetic priorities are, how they design their projects, and what initiatives, archives and network structures they create. This raises the important question of how they deal with the contradiction in the arts that call themselves global and how they...
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Morphing Portraits 2014 – 16

May 30, 2018
Morphing Portraits 2014 – 16

An attack by masked artists* on a Zurich offspace. The scene is garishly illuminated by two car headlights that stop just outside the shop window. In addition, a furious track of the Urban Dance Squad of loud boxes. The surroundings startle. The white walls are fully sprayed, and “on the catwalk of glam” large...
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CHROMA 2018 – 2020

May 24, 2018
CHROMA 2018 – 2020

Chroma, χρῶμα is an older word and in Greek antiquity meant color, i.e. especially skin color, as well as make-up, tone color or nuance of character. The collective thus emphasizes not so much the individual, but rather spectrum and diversity. Recurrently, it is a matter of “seeing the bigger picture”, of releasing the head,...
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Tableaux Très Vivants 2013

May 24, 2018
Tableaux Très Vivants 2013

The first intervention of the Roma Jam Session art collective is based on two historical situations in the history of photography. On the one hand, the title "Tableaux très vivants" speaks of the fashion phenomenon of the bourgeoisie in the 19th century, to re-enact situations or paintings in expensive photographs, artistic alienations by means...
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Morphing The Roma Label (Publication Project)

January 13, 2018

The phenomenon of the presence of our Roma cosmopolitan minorities must also be reconsidered by means of digital networking and the migration - induced intermixing of global society. The projects and events of the collective represent the Roma characteristics of transnationality (States and "Roma Nation"), which are often portrayed as an obstacle, into a...
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Detox Bodies and Institutions since 2016

April 4, 2017

The poisoned climate is a relational metaphor and therefore such reactions are to be understood more figuratively. For example, it is not at all certain whether remaining in the here and now might not have certain advantages over the reflexive joint; if, in addition, the relational space did not consist of four walls and...
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Open Theory Lectures – OTL

January 6, 2018

Symposium with Artists, Curators and Theoreticians from Skopje, Vienna, Budapest and Berlin are exchanging their experiences on the subject of visibilisation of Roma Contemporary European and Swiss Art Societies
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1 Roma Manifest

January 6, 2018

The "1 Roma Manifesto Zurich" expresses a number of political and artistic demands regarding urban space. The project is based in the history of the Roma and is the result of our research on their recognition as a cosmopolitan minority ...
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Association

September 11, 2020

The association Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv was founded 30th of August 2015 to support our collectives activities after a two years engagement from private side. The association engages in debates and discourse in the field of contemporary art and activism.
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BASIC ROMA

October 1, 2015

10 phrases of basic Romanes vocabulary RJSAK was maping their trajectories in the context of European societies.
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