< FAR OFF 2018 will be realized and curated by Jonathan Haehn, Maria Wildeis & Alisa Berger.
FAR OFF was founded 2016 by Jonathan Haehn and Maria Wildeis with the idea to connect consumers and producers in the young contemporary art scene. While artists are more and more forced to bring in expertise in self marketing and economy-wise strategies, their artworks become more and more formally loose in installation and time based art. It lies upon the managers in the art world to question the ideal market for the contemporary form of art, not forcing art to appeal the requirements of a market situation. We are cooperating with galleries, festivals and artist collectives to bring together artworks to be consumed and for sale, plus performances and video art to watch during the festival.
Concept: Jonathan Haehn & Maria Wildeis
Curator Team: Alisa Berger, Jonathan Haehn & Maria Wildeis
Jonathan Haehn is a freelance architect and artist based in Cologne and realizes numerous projects from temporary architecture for Ruhr2010 (www.taib.de) to clubs (www.jackwho.de), a house music label (www.ancientfuture.guru) and who is involved in city development projects. He creates space and brings people together to enjoy and produce wonderful things in a community.
Maria Wildeis is also the curator of the art space Tiefgarage Ebertplatz in Cologne she has opened up in January 2015 (www.tiefgarage.org), which is part of Brunnen e.V. (www.ebertplatzpassage.de) supported by Kulturamt Köln and RheinenergieStiftung Kultur. She also works as a curator for funded institutions like Frauenkulturbüro NRW. Her curatorial focus lies on contemporary visual art and all its hybrid connections to performance and sound art.
Alisa Berger is part of the curating team and she is part of the performance duo bergernissen (www.bergernissen.com) and was recently part of the traveling exhibition DIE GRENZE by Goethe Institut, showing her recent work in Russia and the former soviet union.