Open Society Foundations
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Maria Hlavajova, artistic director, BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Daniel Baker, artist, theorist, and activist, London, United Kingdom
Tom McDonough, art historian, Binghamton University, Binghamton (NY), United States
Suzana Milevska, theorist and curator, Skopje, Macedonia (initial idea and title Call the Witness)
Rosi Braidotti, director, Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Cosmin Costinaş, curator BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Josef Dabernig, artist, Vienna, Austria
Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Kathrin Rhomberg, curator, Vienna, Austria
Artistic Director: Maria Hlavajova
Managing Director: Arjan van Meeuwen
Project Coordinators: Marlies van Hak, Gwen Parry, and Ivo Verburg
Communications: Esther Deen
Publications: Jill Winder
Financial Administrative Assistant: Niels van Mil
Office Assistants: Marieke Kuik and Dorine Sneep Intern: Teuni Verploegh
Design: Kummer & Herrman, Utrecht
Web design: Tomas Celizna, Amsterdam
Communication Advisor: Beate Barner, Berlin Communications, OSF: Laura Silber, New York; Luis Montero, London Communications, Civil Society in Italy, OSF: Miriam Anati
Exhibition architecture: Aernout Mik in collaboration with Emile Miedema
Installation crew: Anything is Possible, Amsterdam
Filming crew, Venice: Citytv.nl, Eindhoven
Local support and logistics, Venice: Antonella Maione, Caterina Penzo, Predieri+Varini architetti associati, Ankie Schellekens
Photographer: Victor Nieuwenhuijs, Amsterdam
Technical Support: Michael van Rosmalen, Utrecht Sound design: Mark Thur, Uppel
Palazzo Zorzi, UNESCO Venice Office, Venice
European Commission, Brussels; Council of Europe, Strasbourg; European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam; Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, Sarajevo; Sigrid Rausing Trust, London; HIVOS, The Hague; Decade Trust Fund, Washington, D.C.; and Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.
The Council of Europe Cultural Event Label (CECEL) recognises important artistic events in Europe that promote Council of Europe values.
BAK wishes to thank the following individuals and institutions, who contributed generously in a variety of ways to making this project possible: Etienne Balibar, Paris; Hestia Bavelaar, Utrecht; Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht; Lodewijk van Eekhout, Utrecht; Hans Janssen, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Cecile Kovacshazy, Limoges; Victor Nieuwenhuijs, Amsterdam; RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie), The Hague; Kathrin Rhomberg, Vienna; Sophie Rouffet, Berlin; Hanna Salonen, Amersfoort; and Alet Santman, Utrecht.
In particular, BAK wishes to acknowledge the support of the UNESCO Venice Office in realization and maintenance of the project.
Maria Hlavajova would specifically like to acknowledge the work, knowledge, and dedication to the project of: Daniel Baker, London; Aernout Mik, Amsterdam; Suzana Milevska, Skopje; Tom McDonough, Binghamton; and all artists and other contributors to the series of live testimonies. Without the team of BAK—professional colleagues and dear friends—the project would not have been possible, and although all members of the team contributed immensely with their work, expertise, advise, and support, special thanks go to Cosmin Costinaş, Arjan van Meeuwen, Emile Miedema, Gwen Parry, Ivo Verburg, and Jill Winder. Also, having both thrived upon and suffered from the absence of the very possibility of national institutional back up for this extra-national project, the realization of the Roma Pavilion would not have even been thinkable without numerous financial partners and NGOs, and I extend my gratitude to all those involved in supporting the project financially.
Suzana Milevska wishes to thank: Enisa Eminovska, Vladan Jeremic, and Rena Readle.
Credits and Acknowledgments for selected exhibited works:
Lynn Hutchinson Lee & Hedina Tahirović Sijerčić (chirikli collective), Canada Without Shadows / Kanada Bizo Uchalipe, 2010/2011
Funders: Toronto Arts Council, Toronto; Red Tree Collective, chirikli collective; Partners: Red Tree Collective; Roma Community Centre, Toronto; St. Christopher House, Toronto; Project coordinator Roma Community Centre: Gina Csanyi; Sound producer: Norman Verrall; Participants: Monika V., Timea, Gizella, Monika B., Ilona
Lynn Hutchinson Lee & Hedina Tahirović Sijerčić wish to thank: Suzana Milevska, Livia Kenyeres, Naly Lima, Rizah Sijerčić, Mark Resczkiewicz, and Eric Mills Editing and Design.
Kiba Lumberg (with Kaarina Majander, Free Zone/Vapaa Vyöhyke), Crazy Artist Diary, 2010/2011
With thanks to: Diivari Kopi, Helsinki.
Marika Schmiedt, VERMÄCHTNIS. LEGACY, 2010/2011
Alfred Ullrich wishes to thank: Annekathrin Norrmann, Markus Pape, and Barbara Scotch.
Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Rite of Spring, 2010, super 8 film, color, no sound, 7:51 min.
Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor wish to thank: Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venice.