Biennale Matter of Art 2022

The second edition of the international exhibition organized by tranzit.cz

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The second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art will take place in 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. The project will examine historical relations between Eastern Europe and the Global South and the repercussions these histories have had on the cultural institutions in the region. The thematic foundation of the planned biennale builds on current discussions about how to address the historical entanglement of art museums in Eastern Europe and their collections in the global colonial relations.

The curatorial working group for the biennale comprises Rado IštokRenan Laru-anPiotr Sikora and the collective of tranzit.cz.

Come Closer: Biennale Matter of Art 2020 Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz – Opaque, 2014 Video Installation, 16mm film / HD, color, sound, 10′, Performance: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch, Courtesy Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz; Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine – FRAC. Installation view at the Prague Market Photo: Tereza Havlínková

Matter of Art is a long-term institutional experiment and intervention into the public space. It is a non-profit, critical, and self-critical organization which investigates possibilities for the social and political functions of art in the present day. Matter of Art’s events and projects have no fixed format and operate across various social strata. These activities culminate in the international Biennale Matter of Art, which began in 2020 in Prague.

Come Closer: Biennale Matter of Art 2020 Jiří Žák – It Was Probably Our Karel, She Said, 2020 Installation view at the Prague Market Photo: Tereza Havlínková
Come Closer: Biennale Matter of Art 2020 Jiří Žák – It Was Probably Our Karel, She Said, 2020 Installation view at the Prague Market. Photo: Tereza Havlínková

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Cover picture: Come Closer: Biennale Matter of Art 2020, Jesper Alvaer, Isabela Grosseová – Audience without Artwork, 2020, Installation at the Panorama Hotel Prague. Photo: Tereza Havlínková