The World’s Largest Art Biennial is Now Online

It features 1,000 artists and 90 curators.

The Wrong (again)'s campaign artwork by Stefan Saalfeld. Photo: via The Wrong
The Wrong (again)'s campaign artwork by Stefan Saalfeld.
Photo: via The Wrong
Screengrab from Stefan Saalfeld's promo video, "The Wrong (again) - Take #2" <br>Photo: via David Quiles Guilló on Vimeo</br>

Screengrab from Stefan Saalfeld’s promo video, “The Wrong (again) – Take #2”
Photo: via David Quiles Guilló on Vimeo

Finally, an international art fair that doesn’t require plane tickets and hotel accommodations. “The Wrong” is the world’s largest (if not only) new digital art biennial; its second installment launched November 1.

The Indiegogo-funded event makes claims of being the “most comprehensive art biennale worldwide today.”

With a list of more than 90 curators and 1,000 artists comprising over 60 online pavilions and 40 IRL gallery spaces (i.e., “embassies”), that claim may have merit.

The Wrong (again)'s campaign artwork by Stefan Saalfeld. Photo: via The Wrong

The Wrong (again)’s campaign artwork by Stefan Saalfeld.
Photo: via The Wrong

“It’s a three month long event, so you can literally spend 10 minutes a day on one pavilion and it will take two months to view,” founder David Quiles Guilló told Art F City.

“But there are also all the events we are going to present—over 200 acts—[the combined name for] pavilions, events, embassies, and streamed events. One of the pavilions in Buenos Aires will host 70 events in 90 days! It’s overwhelming like the Internet.”

Screengrab from Stefan Saalfeld's promo video, "The Wrong (again) - Take 5" <br>Photo: via David Quiles Guilló on Vimeo</br>

Screengrab from Stefan Saalfeld’s promo video, “The Wrong (again) – Take 5”
Photo: via David Quiles Guilló on Vimeo

The history of digital art can be traced back to Andy Warhol, and while its market is still being figured out, some digital avant-gardists aren’t afraid to collect it.

If digital art is to be taken as seriously as its more traditional counterparts (despite robust criticism), perhaps a biennial is just what it needs.

The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale runs from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.


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