13 - 20 August 2021
The exhibition ROMANI PARAMISI, realized jointly with the Concordia Foundation, opens on August 13 in the gallery of KO-OP
"Romani Paramisi" or "Roma Tales" is an exhibition, a product of 9 creative workshops conducted with children from the Roma community under the mentorship and guidance of visual artists Violeta Apostolova and Maya Antova.
During the creative workshops held in the space of KO-OP, the children participants had the opportunity to recreate emblematic works of art history through the techniques of collage and performance, and the artists whose works the children recreated are Lika Yanko, Vladimir Dimitrov - Maistora, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Paul Gauguin, Diego Rivera, Gustav Klimt and Rafaelo Sanzio.
“In the workshops, the children had complete freedom to develop their imagination, with the mentors supporting the process. Through the method of reproduction, the participants reinterpreted and recontextualized emblematic works and through the universal language of art paid attention to important topics related to their reality and culture. The idea of the project is to use the power of art as a form of communication and self-expression to be exercised by children in a disadvantaged social position. With "Roma Tales" we strive to invite the audience to go beyond prejudice and stereotypes, becoming part of a public performance of a group of children and youth of Roma origin. " - share the organizers.
The project is implemented in partnership with the Concordia Foundation - an international, independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to creating conditions for development, protection and building stable social ties and promoting responsibility among children and youth from vulnerable groups and in particular those from the Roma ethnicity. The Foundation is part of the network of the public benefit organization Concordia Social Projects with activities in Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Austria and Germany.
The exhibition ROMANI PARAMISI, during which the children's works will be exhibited, will be open to the public in the gallery of KO-OP until August 20, 2021.
August 13 - August 20
Opening: August 13, 2:00 p.m.
Address: 17 Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
You can find additional information in the event on Facebook.
The project is implemented under the program "Socially Engaged Arts" with the support of the National Culture Fund.
Photos: Violeta Apostolova