Countering Persecution, Misconceptions, and Nationalism: Roma Identity and Contemporary Activist Art (2018)

JASMINA TUMBAS

INTRODUCTION
„The bodies of Roma are in danger, as are their manifold cultural legacies and futures, which have been violated and erased by political and social mechanisms of systematic oppression, murder, and discrimination. At the same time, these bodies have been and continue to be marginalized within the sphere of art. My contribution to this volume highlights the art and activist works of two artists of Romani descent who point to and inhabit those bodies in danger: Marika Schmiedt from Austria and Lidija Mirkovic, from Serbia and currently based in Germany.“
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