Biennale Matter of Art

Duration:Jul. 21, 2022 - Oct. 23, 2022
Curator:Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora a kolektiv
Text by:PAW
Address:Prague City Gallery, Mariánské nám. 98/1, Old Town, Prague, 110 00

Biennale Matter of Art 2022 will take place from July 21 to October 23, 2022, at the Prague City Gallery, the General University Hospital, and the Šaloun Studio in Prague. The exhibition and public program will be open to the public free of charge. The biennale is co-curated by members of the international curatorial group comprising Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora, and Biennale Matter of Art in Prague explores what lies beyond the identity of Central and Eastern Europe as a space of in betweenness, caught up between belonging to “Fortress Europe” and being Europe’s periphery. It will understand the violence of the present conditions in historical traumas and will offer languages from contemporary art and visual culture that process, narrate, or hold difficult historical moments in order to better understand how the past haunts us still. Biennale Matter of Art 2022 imagines alternative futures by grasping strength in relationships that may be intergenerational, transitional, incipient, or even weak. It will incorporate the “minor” perspectives of children, enthusiasts, kidults, and introverts as well as the “poor” experiences of the chronically ill, prematurely deceased, or monstrous as agents who act, create, and deliberate meanings. 

 10. 9. 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor
A guided tour with the curators of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022. The tour will be conducted in English. Admission is free and the space is wheelchair accessible. The meeting point is at the gallery box office.


 10. 9. 2022, 16:30 – 18:00
General University Hospital in Prague, Karlovo náměstí 502, Praha 2
A guided tour in English with the curators of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022.  Admission to the tour is free and it is wheelchair accessible. The meeting point will be in front of the entrance to Faust House (Karlovo náměstí 500/40, Prague 2).


 11. 9. 2022, 13:00 – 18:00
Šaloun studio, Slovenská 1566/2 Praha 2
Sunday, September 11th is the last chance to see the installation at the art nouveau building of Šaloun Studio between Vinohrady and Vršovice. Created their project for the Biennale Matter of Art 2022 under the common identity of i pack*. In the project Mold Mix Melt Stir Break Pinch SUGAR Repeat.*the recipe against racism the artists work with the concept of sugar as the most explosive commodity in the post-colonial world.


 13. 9. 2022, 15:00 – 18:00
Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor

Laundry collective meets regularly once a week to think and create together. Visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team and be a part of their meeting. The women from the group have experience with life on the street and they want the people who visit the gallery to see how they work. They would like the people who don’t go to galleries or simply cannot go for various reasons to come and try to make art just like they do.



Biennale Matter of Art