A hospital, a white cube, and an art nouveau landmark
Biennale Matter of Art Prague 2022 announces venues for the upcoming edition. The exhibition will take place from July 21 to October 23, 2022 across three sites that offer a very distinct architectural backdrop to the exhibition.
Building upon the first edition of Matter of Art, the biennale will return to the Prague City Gallery (GHMP) at the Municipal Library. The institution occupies the second floor of the 1920s building. Since the early 1990s, it has become one of the most prominent spaces for temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in central Prague and beyond. The biennale is organized by tranzit.cz in close cooperation with GHMP.
The second part of the biennale will take place at the premises of the General University Hospital in Prague (VFN) in the spacious rooms of a former laundry facility. The biennale exhibition resonates with the efforts of the hospital to attract casual visitors to the hospital grounds, which include the Kateřinská Garden adjacent to the VFN Psychiatric Clinic.
The third venue for the exhibition is the art nouveau landmark Šaloun Studio, the former studio of the sculptor Ladislav Šaloun on the borders of the Vinohrady and Vršovice neighborhoods. The building is a part of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.