until 09.01. | #2204ARTatBerlin | Galerie im Körnerpark presents from 29th September 2018 the exhibition THE WAY WE ARE. Pictures of neglected Europeans by photographer Nihad Nino Pušija.
For over 20 years, photographer Nihad Nino Pušija has focused on the realities of Roma living throughout Europe. In the exhibition THE WAY WE ARE, he mainly shows new series in which the focus is on creative people who commute between cultures. Whether it is the members of a band in Brno who work in everyday life as police officers, rappers and activists in Essen who are threatened by deportation, an old flamenco dancer who revives a vacant cultural center in Seville – it always works Pušija not to “the refugees”, “the migrants”, but to individuals beyond the usual stereotypes.
From the beginning of his work as a photographer, Pušija deals with anti-gypsy prejudices and political challenges such as deportation and integration. However, he never raises the moral finger, but embeds these topics – often quite humorous – in contexts of everyday life.
Pušijas portraits of children and adolescents are sensitive to their search for identity. His photographs stimulate critical reflection on the role of images of one’s self and others in the self-image of people in Europe.
Pušijas portraits of children and adolescents are sensitive to their search for identity. His photographs stimulate critical reflection on the role of images of one’s self and others in the self-image of people in Europe. Curated by Dorothee Bienert and Isabelle Stamm.
Inclusion4Real – Rap concert (unplugged) and discussion: Friday, 19th October 2018, 6 pm – After the presentation of their rap beats, the brothers Kefaet and Selami Prizreni, together with the artist Nihad Nino Pušija, talk about music, homeland and deportation.
Performance by Delaine Le Bas: Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 6 pm
Self – image, role model, external image – panel discussion and performance: Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 6:30 pm
Experts highlight the visual representation of Roma and Sinti in the media, art and culture in Europe. How do pictures of and about Roma originate? How can you overcome stereotypes as an artist? How far does artistic freedom extend to political topics? With: Dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, Deputy Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC); Delaine Le Bas, artist and curator, Markus End, chairman of the Society for Antiziganism Research and Nihad Nino Pušija – Moderation: Christoph Leucht, theater-maker and trainer in the ROMACT program of the Council of Europe
“At UNS it’s like that – Roma in Berlin Friedrichshain” – Film presentation and discussion: Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 6 pm
The documentary, commissioned by Gangway e.V., sheds light on the individual reality of life and the self-image of adolescent Roma in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The filmmakers Robert Kosse and Karoline Priem (RoK Incorporated) and Nihad Nino Pušija then discuss with representatives of youth organizations.
Vernissage: Friday, 28th September 2018, 7 pm – with an introduction by Dorothee Bienert, Gallery Director
Exhibition period: Sunday, 29th Sepember 2018 – Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Finissage and artist talk: Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 6 pmZur Galerie im Körnerpark
Image caption: Nihad Nino Pušija: (1) aus der Serie „Brünn”, 2018, (2) aus der Serie „Sevilla“, 2018, © Nihad Nino Pušija
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