"The Wrong" Digital Art Biennale Asserts "Hacking is the new Graffiti"

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Even as GIF files are selling for upwards of a thousand dollars, how does one showcase art as a limited commodity when the commodity itself exists only in the digital sphere? That’s a problem addressed, and solved, by “The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale,” an online exhibition of digital art now open for viewing until December 30 2013. The biennale has been in the works for more than a year and collects “the best of the best” digital art, according to its 30 curators.

The exhibition functions in a number of “pavilions” (entire list with links below) each with its own curator. In sum, there are 300 artists participating in the event, with hundreds more still applying to be in the event’s open pavilion. David Quiles Guilló founder of “The Wrong,” believes this avenue of art to be as socially potent as even recent, subversive forms. “Hacking is the new graffiti,” he’s been quoted, “digital art is the new street art.” Without any more context to that quote, we'll let you ponder it as you surf the exhibition.

The art here takes many forms: digital graphic impositions on found photographs, illustraions, animations, hacking and glitch work, such as this video by Casey Reas, from the Western Digital Pavilion, and much, much more as-yet unclassifiable work.


Here are the pavilions currently open for public viewing:

Young Internet Based Artists by Anthony Antonellis http://younginternetbasedartists.comK.T.G.G.S by Protey Temen https://readymag.com/K.T.G.G.SChambers by Sara Ludy http://www.c-h-a-m-b-e-r-s.com/Wilderness of Mirrors by Max Hattler http://www.intoawildernessofmirrors.com/Plastic yet still in-between by Andrew Benson http://plasticyetstillin-between.com/Western Digital by Rick Silva http://w-e-s-t-e-r-n-d-i-g-i-t-a-l.com/The Age of the World Picture by Cristina Ghetti http://www.theageoftheworldpicture.com/Beyond Folklore, Olia's Chapel by Helena Acosta http://beyondfloklore-oliaschapel.produccionaleatoria.com/Hacking Tracking by Gerhardt Rubio Swaneck http://cargocollective.com/hacking-trackingUpdate Status by Emilio Gomariz http://updatestatus.net/Another Post In The Wall by Eric Mast http://cargocollective.com/anotherpostinthewallWonder Cabinet of the Big Electric Cat by Play Damage http://wondercabinetofthebigelectriccat.com/Shadow Box by Rollin Leonard http://s-h-a-d-o-w-b-o-x.com/pl41nt3xt by A.Bill Miller http://pl41nt3xt.com/Beautiful Interfaces: The Deep in the Void by Miyö Van Stenis http://thedeepinthevoid.com/Conductivity-Resistivity by Giselle Zatonil http://www.conductivity-resistivity.com/And one day, boom: the pavilion of exploded reality! by Chiara Passa http://and-one-day-boom-the-pavilion-of-exploded-reality.com/Swimmingpool Pirahnas by Ellectra Radikal & Systaime Alias Michaël Borras http://www.swimmingpoolpiranhas.com/Plan 9 Channel 12 by Yoshi Sodeoka http://www.plan9channel12.com/Soci4lites by Emilie Gervais
Caóticamente Random by Johann Velit http://caoticamente-random.com/iMOCA by Michael Staniak http://www.imoca.biz/Flesh and Structure: The Biopolitical Commons by Erik H Rzepka http://x-o-x-o-x.com/press/fleshandstructure/index.htmlThe Eternal Internet Otherhood by Lorna Mills http://www.theeternalinternetotherhood.com/Exotic Forbidden Torrents by Peter Rahul http://www.exoticforbiddentorrents.com/

There are also a number of "The Wrong" related AFK (away from keyboard) events, in major cities throughout the world. They include the ten below, and more information can be found on their respective websites.

1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn - http://transfergallery.com
Smart Objects
1828 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles - http://smartobjectsla.com
Paradise Hill 
1-9 Doonside St, Richmond/Melbourne - http://paradisehills.com.au
NNM Studio
Av Arequipa 3750 San Isidro, Lima - http://www.noname-magazine.com
No Lugar
García Moreno N9-87, Quito - http://nolugar.org
San Salvador 1471, Montevideo - https://www.facebook.com/lablt.montevideo
c/ den Plom 5, Valencia - http://www.pluton.cc
c/Julià Portet, nº5. bajos, Barcelona - http://mutuocentro.com
Rua Orestes, 28.  Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - http://www.tal.art.br
Hit The Dirt
Silvina Hurtado 1673, Providencia, Santiago de Chile - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-the-Dirt/364434760319342
Áncora 517
Av. Ecuador 517. Valparaiso. - http://www.ancora517.org
Espacio Tumba

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