1. Call the Witness
    2. Latest press coverage

      "Also the Roma Pavilion must be mentioned for its clear artistic and political statement. ...  This was no decoration for a pretentious, futile drama with a raised finger, but here an air of openness and tolerance could be breathed. A perfect connection to the general theme of the Biennale: illuminations."
      – Gijs van Tuijl, de Volkskrant, Amsterdam

      “And what to think of the Roma Pavilion, which found its home just outside of the Biennale terrain? ...  It is perhaps the most powerful signal to the others that the national pavilions in the Giardini are the story of the past.”
      – Sandra Smallenburg, NRC Handelsblad, Amsterdam

      “During his reading Salman Rushdie, listed as one of the artists contributing to the Roma Pavilion, put it thus: art and artists are in principle stateless and as such are the avant-garde of the present.” 
      – Catrin Lorch, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

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    3. Latest remarks

      “Today discrimination, racism, and populism are on the rise again. ... Against this background it is most important that minorities raise their voice like the Sinti and Roma have at the Venice Biennale. For this I want to thank our artists and encourage them to never give up.”
      Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, Heidelberg

      “In the context of the Venice Biennale, the Roma Pavilion is a disruptive proposal. It tackles the paradox of a minority ethnic group lacking a nation, which lives within that sort of Leviathan that is the European Union.”
      – Gerardo Mosquera, curator, Havana

      “Particularly in turbulent times of anti-Romani actions across Europe, by giving recognition and a voice to Roma artists through their art, the project Call the Witness at the Venice Biennale 2011 is in keeping with the values of equality and dignity for all...”
      – Magda Matache, Executive Director, Romani CRISS – Roma Centre for Social Interventions and Studies, Bucharest

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      1. Call the Witness is a project of the Roma Pavilion, which takes place as a Collateral Event in the framework of the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011. A makeshift exhibition evolving over the course of the Venice Biennale preview days through the flux of live “testimonies”— works of art, performances, talks, and conversations by and with artists, thinkers, and politicians—Call the Witness considers the situation of the Roma and Roma art as emblematic of a world filled with inequality and oppression today, and in solidarity with the largest minority in Europe speculates about another, hopeful future. Read More

            1. THOMAS ACTON (Emeritus Professor of Romani Studies, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom)
            2. The New Romani Art
            1. DANIEL BAKER (artist, United Kingdom) and PAUL RYAN (artist, United Kingdom)
            2. Mirror Mirror
            1. MAUD DE BOER-BUQUICCHIO, Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe, France
            2. Roma Advocacy Quilt

            1. LYNN HUTCHINSON LEE (artist, Canada) & HEDINA TAHIROVIĆ SIJERČIĆ (artist, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Germany)
            2. Canada Without Shadows / Kanada Bizo Uchalipe
            1. CRISTINELA IONESCU (journalist and producer, Tumende TV Production, Romania)
            2. Romani Kris: Court of Common Consent
            1. MILUTIN JOVANOVIĆ (artist, Serbia and Hungary)
            2. Migration

            1. FERDINANT KOCI (artist, United Kingdom)
            2. Untitled
            1. ROBERT KUSHEN (Roma rights activist, United States)
            2. Sticks and Stones and Words that Hurt: Roma Rights in Quotation
            1. KIBA LUMBERG (artist, Finland)
            2. Diary of a Mad Artist

            1. TOM MCDONOUGH (art historian, United States)
            2. Campo nomadi: Constant’s Design for a Gypsy Camp
            1. SHAMUS MCPHEE (artist, United Kingdom)
            2. Out in the Open
            1. ROSEANNA T. MCPHEE (educator and activist, United Kingdom)
            2. No Justice – Tinker, Help Thyself

            1. AERNOUT MIK (artist, the Netherlands)
            2. Exhibition Architecture (After Constant’s Design for a Gypsy Camp)
            1. BORIS ONDREIČKA (artist, Slovakia)
            1. TANJA OSTOJIĆ (artist, Serbia and Germany)
            2. Naked Life 2

            1. NIHAD NINO PUŠIJA (artist, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Germany)
            2. Venice Mahala Opus
            1. SALMAN RUSHDIE (author, United Kingdom/United States)
            2. Untitled
            1. PAUL RYAN (artist, United Kingdom)
            2. Untitled

            1. MARIKA SCHMIEDT (artist, Austria)
            2. VERMÄCHTNIS. LEGACY
            1. GEORGE SOROS (financier and philanthropist, United States)
            2. Call the Witness
            1. STALKER/ON (art and architecture collective, Italy)
            2. New Destination: The Moon!

            1. ALFRED ULLRICH (artist, Germany)
            2. Pearls before Swine and Dachau, Landfahrerplatz kein Gewerbe
            1. MONA VĂTĂMANU & FLORIN TUDOR (artists, Romania)
            2. Rite of Spring
            1. ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK (film director, Serbia)
            2. Kenedi Trilogy


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