March news

Biennale Matter of Art 2022 will take place from July 21 to October 23; Call for curators for the 2024 extended

Biennale Matter of Art 2022 will take place from July 21 to October 23
in Prague

The biennale explores what lies beyond the identity of Central and Eastern Europe as a space in-between, caught up between belonging to “Fortress Europe” and remaining Europe’s periphery. The biennale will examine the power in vulnerability and resilience. It will incorporate the “minor” perspectives of children, enthusiasts, the illiterate, and kidults, and the “poor” experiences of the chronically ill, or prematurely deceased as agents who act, create, and deliberate meanings. The biennale is the result of the collective work of an international curatorial group composed of Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora, and tranzit.cz. The biennale is organized by tranzit.cz in cooperation with Prague City Gallery.

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The biennale project will be and is being already affected by the current situation in Ukraine

The biennale team stands in solidarity with their colleagues, cultural workers in Ukraine, and everyone whose life has been disrupted and threatened by the current war as well as people in Russia and Belarus protesting the war and risking persecution. We, the organizers at tranzit.cz, wake up with the war and go to sleep with the war. Our lives are currently determined by it and by efforts to mitigate its terrible effects. We condemn this war as well as all other wars. Despite the situation, we are continuing with the preparations for the biennale as we strongly believe that art plays an important role in understanding complex situations and offers important yet often overlooked insights into the nature of political relations.

New deadline for the call for curators for the 2024 biennale

The previously announced deadline for submissions has been extended until March 22, 2022. We would like to provide extra time for those who are affected by the current situation related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, both directly as well as indirectly, as a consequence of the migration wave.

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