FutuRoma draws upon aspects of ‘Afrofuturism’ to explore Roma contemporary art’s role in defining, reflecting, and influencing Roma culture. FutuRoma offers new and spontaneous reinterpretations of Roma past, present, and futures via a fusion of the traditional and the futuristic in order to critique the current situation for Roma people and to re-examine historical events. Imagining Roma bodies in speculative futures offers a counter narrative to the reductive ways that Roma culture has been understood and constructed – thereby moving our cultural expression beyond the restrictive motifs of oppression toward a radical and progressive vision of Roma to come.
Dorsoduro, 417 (Fondamenta Zattere allo Spirito Santo)
11 May – 24 November, open 10:15 am – 5 pm
Promoter: European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC), eriac.org