WRITING, TELLING STORIES, PUBLISHING
Is there such a thing as “Romani literature”? And may or rather must authors sometimes invent “historical” conversations that never actually took place but counteract the erasure of the voices involved through traumatic experiences or prevailing linguistic norms, for example?
With: Katharina Graf-Janoska
Katharina Graf-Janoska, literary scientist, author, ORF moderator of the ethnic minority magazine “Servus, Szia, Zdravo, Del tuha” and editor for “Burgenland heute”. www.katharinajanoska.at
Each workshop afternoon centers on a thematic chapter of the exhibition. We develop questions and discover new perspectives to answer them in an exchange with our guests.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both participation in the workshop and entrance to the exhibition are free.
Language(s): German (and English, French, Romani, Romanian, Hungarian, … as needed).
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Following a suggestion by the Soviet writer Sergei Tretyakov, the workshop series LET’S BE REALISTIC! is an invitation to try out whether and how utopias of social justice can be developed based on joint writing, narration, and discussion of biographies of things. The objects, archival images, and partly fictional artworks shown in the exhibition Averklub Collective. Manuš Means Human provide the starting point for the project. The show tells a special story about the history of the Romani people in real socialism. What does it mean when we include local readings as well as objects and stories of the participants into this visual essay?
In accordance with the applicable COVID-19 prevention regulations, the workshops will take place as group activities at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, in the form of field trips, and/or online.