FlamenGO: Romani Lives. Lungo Drom
An exhibition that deals with the least well-known gypsy reality of today in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology.
Romani Lives. Lungo drom (Vidas Gitanas. Lungo drom) provides a modern perspective of gypsy people and its way of life in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology.
Gypsies (or Roms, as they call themselves in their language, the Romani Calo) are the most important minority in Europe but also one of the least well-known by the majority of society. Their old nomadic way of life, which they have retained over the centuries, has forced them to focus on their own community, sometimes in a rather hermetic manner; an attitude that has contributed to the rejection they have habitually suffered in the different societies where they have lived.
These factors have resulted in a great lack of knowledge of their reality, which has led to a profound cultural rift with a people that has been present on our continent for more than five hundred years. Mutual knowledge will lead to a better coexistence in the future with the only existing pan-European minority.
On the occasion of this exhibition, seminars and conferences will be organized as well as complementary theater, film and music activities. This exhibition is part of the program FlamenGO.