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Paradise Lost: The First Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

  • Date
  • 2007

The Open Society Institute, Allianz Kulturstiftung, and the European Cultural Foundation presented the First Roma Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, featuring a selection of contemporary Roma artists from eight European countries.

A Roma Pavilion alongside the Biennale's national pavilions was a significant step toward giving contemporary Roma culture the audience it deserves. The pavilion marked the arrival of contemporary Roma culture on the international stage and sends an important message of inclusion: the Roma have a vital role to play in the cultural and political landscape of Europe.


  • Foreword
  • Paradise Lost: The First Roma Pavilion by Tímea Junghaus
  • Statements
  • Second Site by Thomas Acton
  • Towards Europe's First Nation by Michael M. Thoss
  • The Roma Pavilion in Venice: A Bold Beginning by Gottfried Wagner
  • Artists, Statements, Works
    • Daniel Baker
    • Tibor Balogh
    • Mihaela Cimpeanu
    • Gabi Jiménez
    • András Kállai
    • Damian Le Bas
    • Delaine Le Bas
    • Kiba Lumberg
    • Omara
    • Marian Petre
    • Nihad Nino Pušija
    • Jenô André Raatzsch
    • Dusan Ristic
    • István Szentandrássy
    • Norbert Szirmai - János Révész
  • Bibliography


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