Networks, algorithms, artificial intelligence and Tolkien’s palantírs – these are the main threads of the second edition of the biennale, titled The Seeing Stones and Spaces Beyond the Valley. It will be held at Wars Sawa Junior Department Stores in Warsaw, 104/122 Marszałkowska St. It will last from 3 June to 17 July, 2022.

 

Digital infrastructure and material objects of the Web, invisible and often overlooked in the conversation about technology; algorithms and artificial intelligence, considered by many to be neutral and objective, but in fact affecting all spheres of our lives; reactionary ideology and conservative politics hidden in the modern garb of technological development – these are, among others, the themes around which the works of nearly thirty artists from around the world, which will be shown at the main exhibition, are centered. Alongside critical works which show how the limits of freedom are established by technological giants, during Biennale we will also see projects oriented towards the future and proposing other ways of managing the web and the world.

 

The second edition of the biennale will be accompanied by a public program that will include performative lectures, debates, workshops, presentations and seminars.

February 2021

decision to move the second edition of Biennale Warszawa to 2022

September 2021

production of the second edition of the biennial begins

December 2021

inauguration of the collaboration with Centrala on the architecture of the Biennale Warszawa 2022 exhibition

January 2022

"The Seeing Stones and Spaces Beyond the Valley" chosen as the title of Biennale Warszawa 2022

work on the visual identification of Biennale Warszawa 2022 begins in collaboration with Jakub de Barbaro

February 2022

finalization of the exhibition programme

creation of the reception point in the venue of Biennale Warszawa for refugees from Ukraine and update of the exhibition programme pertaining to the war in Ukraine

March 2022

finalization of the public program accompanying the exhibition

April 2022

Domy Towarowe Wars Sawa Junior announced as the venue of the Biennale Warszawa 2022

communication campaign for the 2nd edition of Biennale Warszawa launched