Biennale Matter of Art 2022
The second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art will take place from July 21 to October 23, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. Using a variety of strategies and formats, such as art installations, lectures, performances, a community program, and a newly published anthology of texts, the Biennale will present themes related to Central and Eastern Europe and its contemporary and historical relations and links to the countries of the so-called Global South and other parts of the world. The biennale will revise these themes from less usual perspectives, involving, in various ways, those who often stand in the background in the context of art, such as children. The exhibition will, for example, present works that primarily target child audiences, work with the history of fairy tales, or are co-authored by children. The biennale will also delve deeper into the question of trauma and the inseparability of its personal and collective levels. It will ask to what extent trauma is a good political guide and compass for our actions, if at all, and it will probe its cyclicity – that is, to what extent trauma is inflicted on others by those already traumatized. The biennale will feature various artists, both historical and contemporary, who employ a variety of formats to pass on stories from the past, the present, or the speculative future. The curatorial working group for the biennale comprises Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora and the collective of tranzit.cz. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest information about the project. You may also follow us on Instagram and Facebook.