Nadikhuno muzeumos / Invisible Museum
A project initiated by Oto Hudec, realized with the participation of Pavla Ďurinová, Marcela Hadová, Oto Hudec, Daniela Krajčová, Emília Rigová
With the support of Judit Angel, Petra Balíková, Eliška Mazalanová
Opening: 29 November 2017 at 6 pm
The fact that a museum of Roma culture, such a significant minority in Slovak society with a rich and lively culture and traditions, cannot be found in Bratislava or Košice, does not only reflect the disregard of this minority by the majority population and politicians. It also reveals the fear of the full recognition and equality of a minority culture, of acknowledging the existence of “the other” within its own heart. This museum could be an instrument for the cultural and social emancipation of the Roma, while freeing the majority population from stereotypical thinking about the Roma minority. It could be a vehicle for demonstrating that Roma culture is a significant part of the history and contemporary culture of Slovakia.
Invisible Museum, the exhibition at tranzit.sk initiated by Oto Hudec, features his proposal to found a Roma culture museum as well as the works of several artists who reflect on the Roma history and cultural production and problematize established stereotypes. In a condensed form, these works strive to broaden the view of Roma history, culture and contemporary art.
This exhibition is part of the project Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma Culture implemented in cooperation with the Goethe Institut Bratislava and the Spolka Collective. A symposium with the same title will be held on November 30, 2017 at the Goethe Institut Bratislava. The symposium will comprise contributions of Adriana Daneková, Erika Godlová, Agnes Horváthová, Tímea Junghaus, Emília Rigová and Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků and discussions moderated by Zuzana Révészová.
Photo: © Courtesy Oto Hudec and Gandy gallery