The AROMA Contemporary project is a follow-up to the outdoor art exhibition “AROMA – Colors, Images and Faces from the World of the Roma,” which was displayed in Budapest in 2010 and in five locations across Hungary in 2011. Like its predecessor, Aroma Contemporary aims to challenge negative stereotypes and negative attitudes toward Roma.
The exhibition has three sections:
A selection of photographs from the Chachipe Map photography contest organized by the Open Society Foundations and OSA Archivum in 2011. Chachipe Map invited photographers to show how they see Roma in the countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015. Nearly 1,200 photos were submitted to the contest in three categories—Local Hero, Common Denominator, and Dream Come True.
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Thirty-one reproductions of paintings created over the past 10 years by different generations of Hungarian Roma painters.
Selected works by Tibor Balogh, a young Roma artist who always looks for new challenges, topics and techniques. Balogh’s latest work intends to reveal social problems as well as false ideas that have been with us for decades. He studies his subjects objectively, but his tone is provocative and his questions are addressed to Roma and non-Roma alike.
AROMA Contemporary will open on Saturday, October 6, with a day-long Dialogue Festival including discussions about contemporary art and social issues, concerts, children's activities, and more.
Szabadság tér, Budapest, Hungary