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Queer, Crip Activism and the Arts: Nina Muehlemann and Steven Solbrig in conversation with Kate Brehme

3. December 2022 19:00

In celebration of International Day of Disabled People, join queer, disabled artists Nina Mühlemann and Steven Solbrig and curator Kate Brehme as they discuss the state of queer, crip activism in German speaking arts contexts.

Nina Mühlemann (they/she) lives in Zurich and is an artist and theatre and disability scholar. In 2018 they completed their PhD at King’s College London in Disability Studies and Performance Studies. Currently, Nina is working in the research project “Aesthetics of the Im-Mobile” at the University of the Arts in Bern, researching the im-/mobile dance and theatre practices of disabled artists. From 2018-2019 they were artistic co-director of Future Clinic for Critical Care, a socio-cultural animated theatre practice project, with performances at Gessnerallee Zurich and Impulstanz Festival Vienna. In 2020, they co-founded Criptonite with Edwin Ramirez, a crip-queer theatre project that centres on the work of disabled artists. Criptonite’s most recent work, “Pleasure”, premiered in Munich in October 2022.


Steven Solbrig white, genderfluid, queer, with a disability, grew up in the former GDR. In the early 2000s, Steven completed an apprenticeship in a facility for the disabled, including boarding accommodation. Steven photographs, teaches, writes, and performs, among other things on the visibility of (art) with disabilities, from the perspective of disability studies and this with an activist attitude.


The event will take place in German spoken language. The wearing of FPP2 masks in the exhibition halls is mandatory. If this is not possible due to access reasons, please inform us before your visit. Access information here. Entry: 4€
The event will also be streamed on the 
YouTube channel of the Schwules Museum. The video recording with German subtitles will be available on YouTube some days after the event: https://www.youtube.com/c/SchwulesMuseum


Image: Jean-Marc Thurmes; korn/antal