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Falling off the Face of the Earth


Group exhibition & live program
5 – 25 February, 2023
Opening: 4 February, 2023

Trauma Bar und Kino
Heidestraße 50, 10557 Berlin

Exhibition:
Bianca Hlywa
EXPAT (Mykki Blanco & Samuel Acevedo)
George Jasper Stone
Lauriane Daphne Carl
Shamiran Istifan
Stefanie Egedy (16 - 22 Feb)
Suzannah Pettigrew
Theodoulos Polyviou
+ live acts

On the occasion of their residency at Trauma Bar und Kino, THE FAIREST is proud to present Falling off the Face of the Earth, a group exhibition that explores how a collective feeling of unearthing permeates contemporary art and performance. From existential dread to the hyper-saturated sense of self, from sensory media overload to what seems like a world in decay, each artist reckons with various current issues that are driving factors in shifting and shaping our present day. By bringing them together, Falling off the Face of the Earth seeks to map a structure of feeling. When this collective suffocation chokes all language before it can be articulated, a new generation of young artists thus conjures a visual language to unravel our sense of now. Dumping the blind ignorance of truth-telling narratives, they favour a multitudinous choir of situated voices, collectively reverberating the question of what it means to live today.

Falling off the Face of the Earth brings together not only the exhibited artists and artist-duos but also specific live acts and performances, facilitating a dialogue between live art, visual art and club culture. As both Trauma Bar and Kino and THE FAIREST seek to nurture experimental practices, the events will range from live music sets to poetic concerts, sound healing sessions to performance art. Together, they complement the exhibition in its aim to create an immersive, emotional space in which subjectivities can be negotiated. Here, states of being are not fixed but permeable, not predetermined but aggregated, where viewer and actor synthesise.

Text by Dara Jochum

PRESS KIT

OPENING
4 February, 2023, 8 pm – 3 am
Doors open: 8 pm
With: EXPAT live (Mykki Blanco & Samuel Acevedo) / New World Dysorder: Mama Yha Yha, Cali Rose & Ariesfallenangel

Free entry–first come, first serve!

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS
09.02: Göksu Kunak / House of Base + TCV (free entry)
16.02: Stefanie Egedy / Selin Davasse (free entry)
25.02: CLOSING - SALÓ / NAKED / MDSM (16 €)

ADDITIONAL VISITATION
Saturday 11.02: 12 – 6 pm
Saturday 18.02:12 – 6 pm
Wednesday 22.02: 5 – 9 pm
Free entry, bar available

GENERAL: 

THE FAIREST (TF) is a new hybrid curatorial platform for young, emerging, or independent artists and creators to have direct visibility in the interdependent art ecosystem and market. Founded in 2021 by curators Eleonora Sutter and Georgie Pope, TF actions the abundance of relevant, urgent and experimental practices, under matched by exposure. TF facilitates open access for artists and the public, with featured artists regardless of medium or gallery representation. 

Committed to freshness and fluidity, THE FAIREST is a place for discovery. Teaser shows and concentrated projects across a yearly cycle build up the artistic selection and spirit of the annual festival during Berlin Art Week. Project titles become a political tool, making a call to action and claim the value explored as the exhibition discourse. Lively, immersive and sensorial environments are created with sound, participation, performative interventions and art mediation.

THE FAIREST visions a variety of exchanges and formats taking place, collaborating with different platforms, brands, spaces and cities. 

THE FAIREST challenges heteropatriarchy and homogeneous norms, implementing a sustainable, community driven system as the mission basis.

THE FAIREST visions a variety of exchanges and formats taking place, collaborating with different platforms, brands, spaces and cities. 


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PAST

THE FAIREST: STAY LONGER
A window intervention for ALHAMBRA BERLIN
- Showroom inside

Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin
5-16 NOV, 2022

OPENING: Friday, 4 NOV, 6 - 11 pm

WITH
Bastian Gehbauer
Caleb Jamel Brown
Christophe de Rohan Chabot
Collo Awata x Vivien Hoffmann
Hannah Hallermann
Lukas Stoever x Fritz Schiffers
Mauro Ventura
Ser Serpas

Press + Artworks

Opening on Friday, November 4, THE FAIREST is intervening with the ground floor windows of ALHAMBRA BERLIN, on Kurfürstendamm 68 in Charlottenburg.

In a peak situation of constant scrolling to navigate the flood of content available at our fingertips, the urgency for digital detoxing and conscious viewing is real. Gratification, emails, Ubers, playlists, food, health, sex and love must be instant. We pace the streets glued to our phones, with road crossing safety now solved by new pedestrian mobile apps.

For two weeks on Ku’damm, THE FAIREST: Stay Longer – a window intervention for ALHAMBRA BERLIN, entices passers-by to stop in their tracks, to come closer and take an extended moment to view the installations inside the store windows. Artworks by Bastian Gehbauer, Collo Awata x Vivien Hoffmann, Hannah Hallermann, Lukas Stoever x Fritz Schiffers, Mauro Ventura and Ser Serpas are on view.

Don’t just window shop, you are also invited to step inside if TF is around–there is always a reason to Stay Longer.

EXHIBITION
Daily through the windows until late

VISIT US at KU'DAMM
Nov 5 & 12  / 12 – 6 pm
Nov 8 – 11 / 11 – 7 pm
Nov 14 – 16 / 11 – 7 pm
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FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH FEB 5-25 AT TRAUMABARUNDKINO BERLIN
FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH FEB 5-25 AT TRAUMABARUNDKINO BERLIN
FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH FEB 5-25 AT TRAUMABARUNDKINO BERLIN
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THE FAIREST-TEASER 03 AT HOTO BERLIN, MARCH 11 - 20, 2022
THE FAIREST-TEASER 03 AT HOTO BERLIN, MARCH 11 - 20, 2022
THE FAIREST-TEASER 03 AT HOTO BERLIN, MARCH 11 - 20, 2022
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
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