WASBiennale approaches the politics of place and presentation in the arts. 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. Also coming from a belief that creating an exhibition in the spaces we reside in could be a sufficient way. We aim to continue building a global platform for independent collaboration, encouraging artists to try alternative exhibition solutions and researching the artistic transformations of private spaces.
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 into 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.
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 is happening in Autumn 2019. Exhibitions and art events united by the topic "WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY?" take place all over the world.

Learn more about 1st WASBiennale here: Programme 2016
Download the Zin Catalogue of the 1st WASBiennale 2016: Be My Guest (PDF 2 mb)

For any questions, collaboration or proposals, please send a message: wasbiennale@gmail.com

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