a film by Domenico Distilo

produced by Marco Lo Curzio, Fabio Parente, Domenico Distilo

dop | Kai Helhers

edited by Alberto Masi

format 1×32’ – 1×44’ HD

For the first time, in 2007, the Venice Biennale hosted an exhibition of Romany Art. A historical exhibition, which questioned the traditional ‘identity’ frontiers of contemporary art.

The curator of the exhibition, Timea Junghaus (Hungarian Sinta, art historian and academic) takes us through the works of art and the lives of the artists who have given birth to this new movement in the international artistic panorama: Roma Contemporary Art.

The Romany artists, whose cultural capital is Budapest, use art as a medium to overthrow and discuss the main cultural images which the European media have created around the Romany minority.

Roma Contemporary Art in Hungary therefore becomes a political tool used to fight against the strong racist society, littered with threatening paramilitary xenophobic groups, linked to the far right parties.

The story is told by the artists themselves, together in Budapest for an exhibition of new media, and this documentary follows the challenge created between politics and aesthetics.

Trailer “Immaginario Rom, artisti contro”. from SCIARA on Vimeo.