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.
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.
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