Zachęta National Gallery of Art and British Council invite you for the exhibition Houses as Silver as Tents presenting the notion of ‘Gypsieness’ in our culture.
You will see a fine collection of clichѐ representations: etchings, photographs and paintings from 19th to 20th century in works of artists from different countries. British artists of Romani origins Daniel Baker and Delaine Le Bas show us their representation of such problems like hidden integration vs. forced assimilation, nomadism as a possible social alternative, and the voice of the Romani community in the discussion on extermination. Architecture is a common ground for depicting these issues.
The opening will take place on 14.10.2013 at 7 pm.
The exhibition lasts between 15.10 - 15.12.2013 in Zachęta National Gallery of Art, at Małachowskiego Square, 3.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12-8pm.
Entrance fee: Adult 15 PLN, concession 10 PLN (Thursdays: free)
The British Council is a partner of the educational programme.
We would like to invite you to a meeting on 9th November, Saturday, at 6pm with the following experts and artists:
- Thomas Acton, Emeritus Professor of Romani Studies, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
- Timea Junghaus, the first Roma art historian in Hungary
- Maria Hlavajova, artistic director of BAK in Utrecht, the Netherlands
The meeting is held in English, interpreted/translated into Polish.
Venue: Multimedia Room, entrance from Burschego street, Zachęta National Gallery of Art
Entrance fee: free
This exhibition is an answer to a strikingly long absence of social, political or even historical comment on Polish-Romanian relations filled with extermination, intolerance and incomprehension. If you want to experience how the artworks help to break the boundaries of current false logic — negligence, following stereotypes, social exclusion and racism — used against indigenous ‘others’ present in our reality and in art, this is just for you.
This is yet another time that we are partnering with Zachęta National Gallery of Art promoting values of diversity and equality expressed through arts.