Closing Event of the Exhibition ‘What Should I be Afraid of? Roma Artist Ceija Stojka’
Image credits: Kevin Noble
September 19 | 7 pm
Join the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) and the Austrian Consulate General New York for the Closing Event of the exhibition “What Should I be Afraid of? Roma Artist Ceija Stojka“, displayed at the ACFNY. The event includes opening remarks, a guided tour through the exhibition, a special performance and a cocktail reception.
Details about the Event
- Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
- Helene Steinhaeusl, Consul General, Austrian Consulate General New York
- Annabel Palma, Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and
- Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
The remarks will be succeeded by a guided tour through the exhibition and a cocktail reception.
The reception will be followed by a special performance of the musical portrait work on Ceija Stojka, “to open myself, to scream“, composed by US-Armenian composer Mary Kouyoumdjian and commissioned by the NGO Music of Remembrance in 2017. Mina Miller, Founder and Artistic Director of the NGO, will introduce the performance. The New York premiere of this musical portrait artwork will be performed by a quintet led by Austrian artist Maximilian Schweiger with Austrian trumpeter Franz Hackl and other musicians. The musical performance is accompanied by a video work by the visual artist Kevork Mourad.
About the Exhibition
This comprehensive presentation of Ceija Stojka’s work in the United States provides a broad picture of her life and work while giving insights into Roma traditions. She is a role model, as she survived three concentration camps in her childhood. Despite the experienced atrocities, she has always advocated for the rights of her ethnic group and has emphasized the element of hope.
For more information on the exhibition, please click here.