TRANSÄLIEN, TRANSVER / TRANSVISION, 2020, 3D fine art print, ACM plaque, straw, peacock feathers, glitter, spray paint, gouache, cardboard, tulle, napkins, gelatin, and charcoal, Installation dimensions variable (Print size 37 x 37 in) (Detail).

Day Before the Fall | O dia antes da queda Online Exhibition Tour


Opening Reception
Online, with on-site exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil

Friday, May 21, 2021, 5:00 pm
Exhibition on view May 9 - June 6, 2021

Postponed for a year, this exhibition opens amidst the sanitary, economic, institutional, ethical and aesthetic crisis that reigns in Brazil. We realize the future has dreadful contours, and yet we remember that it still is—and will always be—a site in dispute, and affirm the importance of autonomous spaces of creation and exchange where alliances are formed.

Invoking metamorphosis as a collective strategy of survival, The Day Before the Fall questions what will we transform ourselves into tomorrow. And with us, the territory: what kind of transformation awaits the center of São Paulo? A battleground of contradictions lay before us: of encounters and emptiness, celebration and tragedy. Emerging between the ruins and the proliferation of showrooms, we find a space of LGBTQ+ life and resistance. The center is a territory of cracks, and it’s precisely on these breaches that we forge the impossible.

Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Lucyfer Eclipsa, TRANSÄLIEN, Bruna Kury, Ana Raylander Mártis dos Anjos, Vulcanica Pokaropa

Clarissa Aidar is an artist, writer and community organizer from São Paulo. Her work is concerned with queer comradeship and the creation of shifting identities and alliances to deceive state vigilance and the commodification of subjectivity.