This the wrong place to die
The Wrong Biennale No 5
November 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022


We’ve been living with social media dread for quite a while. In a 2018 leaked memo, a Facebook executive said, “We connect people. Period… maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools”. If death is a corporate strategy, then rebirth through art is a necessity. This the wrong place to die is an online exhibition that memorializes such transformations — how artists screenshot, film, troll, doula, exercise, code, glitch, and ultimately wrong their way through a web 2.0 landscape that still, today, is encoded with a death drive.  


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Curator 
Christopher Clary


Graphics
Somnath Bhatt

Music
shawné michaelain holloway

Platform
Common.Garden

Artists
Abeera Kamran
Anthony Malone
Dylan Gauthier, Doron Sadja, & Kendra Sullivan
Eva & Franco Mattes
Jenyu Wang
Joey Yearous-Algozin & Diana Hamilton
Mishka Henner
Nasim Aghdam
Porpentine Charity Heartscape
shawné michaelain holloway
Signe Pierce & Alli Coates
Somnath Bhatt


Mark

Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow, NEW INC member, awarded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, commissioned by Rhizome, supported by Meta Open Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, sold at Art Book in China, collected by MoMA, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.