The Roma Art Movement has much to offer our understandings of identities and social justice. Artists Delaine and Damian Le Bas are two leading figures, and here we have a rare recorded interview about their histories, beliefs and desires. The chapter is in three parts: first, it looks at art as emancipatory, a way to connect with others about the lived experiences of inclusion and exclusion. As Gayatri Spivak said of their work, it shows the “fragile staging of Roma life and history” (2012). Second, it looks at how their exhibitions create space for relationships and social change. Third and finally, the chapter looks at the constraints of the art and social world, how structural barriers and the politics of labelling can obstruct the work Roma artists strive to do.
|Title of host publication||The Roma and their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe|
|Editors||Huub van Baar, Angéla Kóczé|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2020|
- art movement
- Le Bas