Talalinipe le Romenca

Between Myth and Reality: Encounters with Roma
Exhibition, 6-9 September 2011, Vienna
Opening: Monday, 5 September, 7 pm
Finissage & Sale of the art works: Thursday, 8 September, 4 pm

With an estimated number of 10 million, the Roma are Europe’s largest ethnic group without a state territory. Be it in Eastern Europe or in Austria, the Roma are still disadvantaged, marginalized, and live under conditions fairly unknown by most other people. Four young photography students of Vienna’s Höhere Graphische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt – Matthias Dorninger, Stefanie Freynschlag, Anna Rogenhofer and Fabian Weiß – have set out to immerse into Roma life in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia. The result of this endeavor are touching artistic testimonies of everyday Roma life and of the dialogue that took place before the pictures were taken.

With impressions from wedding and funeral ceremonies and from private homes, we would like to invite you to embark on the pictures of a reality of life in European countries that is widely secret and suppressed. Maybe you will discover that these pictures are much different from those in your heads…

KunstSozialRaum Brunnenpassage
Brunnengasse 71/Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna

Please confirm your attendance:
youngCaritas Österreich, Albrechtskreithgasse 19-21, 1160 Vienna
Phone +431 48831 425, email office@youngcaritas.at

The exhibition is a project of KomenskýFond and realised by ERSTE Foundation, Erste Bank, youngCaritas
and Caritas.

ERSTE Foundation and Caritas support educational initiatives in several of the visited communities. The proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be devoted to the photographed projects.