Photographs by Nihad Nino Pušija

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Queen Kenny at the gala of the Teddy Award at SO36, Berlin, 1996 Photo: Nihad Nino Pušija
20.04.2020 19:00

„Artistically, I aim to explore the microcosms around me: I want to document the seemingly small changes, those that are easy to miss, but are essential in trying to create a series of images that capture the big picture.“

With the exhibition „Queens“, photographer Nihad Nino Pušija presents a fascinating portrait of the queer, (post-)migrant nightlife in Berlin in the 1990s. At its centre: the legendary club SO36 in Kreuzberg, a refuge for social and sexual outsiders and a second home to punks, lovers of wicked music, lefties and queers. With regular parties like „Gayhane – House of Halay“ and „Black Gay Nights“ the SO36 was also a haven to Berlin’s queer BPoCs, offering a unique niche for subculture cherished by the queers and queens of the night.

Nihad Nino Pušija was born in 1965 in Sarajevo, where he would later study politics and journalism and start a career as a photo journalist and artist. He has been working as a freelance photographer for many different art and photo projects since 1988. From 1992 he started realizing projects in Berlin, working for institutions like the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, the Museum of European Cultures and the Allianz Kulturstiftung. His pictures often deal with the consequences of war and destruction in former Yugoslavia; with Roma families looking for a safe home in Berlin being another central subject of his work – just as the stories of everyday Kreuzberg shop owners facing the realities of a constantly changing Berlin.

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The museum is open again since 13 may 2020.

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