Not very much out there exists in the public realm about the history and present existence of Romanish peoples. Point being, these people are commonly stereotyped, fear & shunned. That's why SHUKAR seems cool - asking people to rethink the way they view gypsies. Bet you'll never use the term "gyped" again.
SHUKAR opening reception on February 11th from 6PM-8PM.
The Roma (Gypsies) are Hungary’s largest ethnic minority counting more than one million people. Until the second half of the 20th century, the representation of Gypsy art was the exclusive monopoly of non-Roma, defined usually as “folk art” or “naïve art.” SHUKAR! presents a contemporary Roma art that is hardly naïve. Rather, it is critical, political, and above all, painterly. The works in SHUKAR! reflect upon the social role of women and their double-minority position in the Hungarian Roma community. Theses paintings are at once provocative and beautiful, asking viewers to reconsider the role of Roma women and Roma contemporary art.
Gyöngyi Ráczné Kalányos
This exhibition is made possible by the support of the Open Society Institute.
447 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
This exhibit runs from February 11th - April 8th.