Open Theory Lectures – OTL

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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The symposium Open Theory Lectures is dedicated to multiple perspectives on the visibility / invisibility of Roma in society.

When artists, curators and theorists refer to the art of Roma, it is necessary to ask what aesthetic priorities they set, what initiatives, archives and network structures they create with their work, and how, last but not least, they take into account the fact that art continues to exist produces national portraits of artists and creates national pavilions as exhibition spaces for works of art.
What does this mean for the Roma artist / artist?
Are concepts of origin and nationality relevant to the transnational Roma? Has the situation of Roma as a transnational minority changed? How do Roma artists position themselves in the cross-border cycles of ideas, images, objects and people?
With the symposium the Roma Jam Session Art Collective (RJSaK) concludes its three-part project Detox Dance Performance / Parallel Event at Donate To Curate and 1 Roma Manifesto, poster campaign in urban space and in the Shedhalle.

lange_nacht_2016_digital, Shedhalle Zurich


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

    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


    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»


    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.