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WRO 2017 Biennale: Draft Systems

WRO Biennale

WRO 2017 Biennale: Draft Systems
15 May – 31 July 2017

WRO Art Center
Widok 7
50-052 Wrocław
Poland

Curatorial Concept

The context for the Biennale’s presentations and meetings in 2017 comprises a series of observations of the irreversible nature of some phenomena of the present. As some of the critics point out, the felt casing of the unsustainable welfare has overheated. “The Earth has virtually shrunk to a single point – it rotates, as a temporally compact orb, in an electronic layer that surrounds it like a second atmosphere” (Peter Sloterdijk, “In the World Interior of Capital: Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalisation”, Cambridge, 2013). The technological development – considered at all its stages – has proven costly to the planet; in the social processes and incorporated systems, we can see that the barely established synergy is getting dissociated again, democracy as best of the worst systems (“Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all other forms that have been from time to time”, Winston Churchill, 1947) seems to no longer be sustainable and loses its followers.

Broader access to information did not protect us against stereotyping notions about the world and did not free from prejudices.

Former systems of social organization are losing their meaning, democratic mechanisms of negotiating meanings fail, and the sense of community gives way to community platforms. We give our privacy, dexterity, immediacy right away with no regret. Common efforts give way to motivations advocated by algorithms. We are trying to express our individuality by distributing images of our own satisfaction.

As participants of the data exchange in the social network while seeking makeshift alliances, do we pledge allegiance to communication procedures and accept shaky, precarious and temporary positions? (post-media?)

The system infrastructure that shapes us and works us out does not come into sight. One cannot embrace the new systems, even though they’ve turned into environments, as they lost their visibility through the presence of “individually” used devices.

“Organization seizes man wherever he enters the field of technical progress. Technology not only supplies the demand; it also organizes it.” – Friedrich Georg Jünger, 1944

How does artistic outline this movement? Does it seize these variable conditions? Does it fully capture them and frame in the form of communication? To what extent does contemporary art reflect/express/drifts apart from these processes: always between draft and action, concept and manifestation? (DRAFT SYSTEMS)

Participating Artists:

César Escudero Andaluz (ES) + Martín Nadal (ES)
Anxious to Make – Emily Martinez (US) + Liat Berdugo (US)
Art-cluster R+N+D – Anton Lapov (UA) + Maxim Losev (UA)
Elena Artemenko (RU)
Isabelle Arvers (FR)
The Bad Vibes Club & Field Broadcast – Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau (GB) + Sam Mercer (GB) + Rebecca Birch (GB) + Rob Smith (GB)
Om Bori (HU)
Martin Bricelj Baraga (SI)
Sammy Baloji (CD)
Florian Bielefeldt (DE)
Christin Bolewski (DE)
Johanna Bruckner (AT)
Bull․Miletic (NO/US)
Clement Carat (FR)
Carla Chan (HK)
Emma Charles (GB)
Cheng-Hsu Chung (TW)
Monika Czyżyk (PL)
Warley Desali (BR)
Marcin Dymiter (PL)
Exchange of the Rat (JP)
Elvin Flamingo (PL) + Infer – Radosław Deruba (PL) + Patryk Chyliński (PL)
Harriet Fleuriot (GB) + Sarah Cockings (GB)
Susanna Flock (AT)
Siegfried Alexander Fruhauf (AT)
Andy Graydon (US)
Grinder-Man (JP) – Hitoshi Taguchi (JP) + Makiko Izu (JP)
Constantin Hartenstein (DE)
Bjørn Erik Haugen (NO)
Antje Heyn (DE)
Isamu Hirabayashi (JP)
Norimichi Hirakawa (JP)
h0nh1m (Chris Cheung) (HK)
Paweł Janicki (PL)
Sawako Kabuki (JP)
Dominik Keggenhoff (DE)
Beate Hecher (AT) + Markus Keim (IT)
Aleksander Komarov (BY) + Maxim Tyminko (BY)
Marta Krześlak (PL)
Peter Kutin (AT) + Florian Kindlinger (AT)
Alexandre Larose (CA)
Byungju Lee (KR)
Diana Lelonek (PL)
Ka-lun Leung (HK)
Carolin Liebl (DE) + Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE)
Zen Lu (CN)
Maciej Markowski (PL)
Emily McFarland (IE)
Martina Menegon (IT)
Joana Moll (ES)
Lydia Moyer (US)
Yuri Muraoka (JP)
Christian Nicolay (CA)
Nika Oblak (SI) + Primož Novak (SI)
Patrycja Plich (PL)
Dani Ploeger (NL/GB)
Sascha Pohflepp (DE)
Víctor Hugo Portillo (SV)
Shabtai Pinchevsky (IL)
Shuai Cheng Pu (TW)
Ioan Ovidiu Cernei (RO)
Remu Iwai (HK) + room 1224 & associates (HK)
Diego Ramirez (MX)
Mirosław Rogala (US)
Hiroya Sakurai (JP)
Alan Segal (AR)
Jana Shostak (BY)
Signal to Noise – Niall Quinn (IE) + Oliver Wilshen (GB)
ronnie s (NL)
Stanza (GB)
Aleksandra Stodulska (PL)
Kamen Stoyanov (BG)
Katharina Swoboda (AT)
Zamir Suleymanov (AZ)
Systaime – Michaël Borras (FR)
Katarzyna Szymielewicz (PL) + Faith Bosworth (DE) + Vladan Joler (RS)
Takuma Takahashi (JP) + Shugo Hirao (JP)
Talk to Jiwon – Jiwon Choi (KR)
Keiichi Tanaami (JP)
Aislinn Thomas (CA)
Suzanne Treister (GB)
Paul Turano (US)
Charlie Tweed (GB)
Andrey Ustinov (RU/DE)
Jasmin Vardi (IL)
Nils Völker (DE)
Christoph Wachter (CH) + Mathias Jud (CH)
Thomas Wagensommerer (AT)
Beny Wagner (DE)
Xavery Deskur Wolski (PL)
Kenny Wong (CA)
XCEED (HK)
Shota Yamauchi (JP)
Hui Ye (CN)
Jacek Zachodny (PL)
Yelena Zhelezov (US)
Adam Żądło (PL)