The broad idea of the WASBiennale is to create an opportunity of transforming boundaries and build a trajectory of dialogue by inviting viewers to take a step into the intimate artist’s zone. Letting anyone in the artist’s studio, as well as welcoming someone in your private space is a gesture of high confidence. Showing art in such format, involving the audience in direct interaction, helping to reduce a gap and provide a new scale of artist/viewer communication.art professionals around the globe by offering a substantial platform for independent exhibitions.
Directed by the customs of traditional art biennials, it’s conducted as the first Biennale without explicit borders. And through the concept of the WASBiennale building parallels with the most recent evolutions in contemporary art, where the approach of white-cube-based art space is decreasing; and where artists and curators are compelled to find alternative exhibition solutions.
The topic of the second edition of the Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale is WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY?
In the times of the utmost digital intruding in personal life, we are constantly reminded of validation of our privacy in continuous pop-up screens of web-pages and endless sign-in forms. And aren’t those conditions are entirely neglected by predictive typing, content suggestions and “things you might also like”? How much do you anticipate the invasion in your personal life when creating massive social network presence? Didn’t you tape off your laptop camera? Don’t you get advert recommendations about something, you’ve merely spoken in the presence of your phone?
However, the Biennale topic is more comprehensive, than concerns regarding digital interference and “15 minutes of fame”. Following the subject of the 1st WASBiennale – Be My Guest, the theme WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY? repeatedly addressing the current socio-political situation in the world, as well as artistic representation in the circumstances of recession.
Is it really possible nowadays to stay quiet and “nonresistant to evil”, do not make a choice, do not participate in some way? Is the position of the spectator a way of independence or is it masks neglection? And would it be ethical to encourage someone to be committed, or it will be disrespectful to their privacy?

2nd WASBiennale will be held in Spring 2019.
Exhibitions and art events united by the topic "WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY?" will happen all over the world.

Download the Zin Catalogue of the 1st WASBiennale:
Be My Guest (PDF 2 mb)

Learn more about 1st WASBiennale here:
Programme 2016

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