Biennale Matter of Art / Ve věci umění was founded in 2018 by tranzit.cz for the purpose of organizing an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Prague.
Biennale Matter of Art is built upon the nearly two-decades-long effort of tranzit.cz and it aims to serve as an inclusive platform which engages a wide range of audiences and connects different social groups. Biennale Matter of Art is a critical, self-critical and experimental institution. Our aim is to emancipate repressed relationships between the past and the present and examine and dwell in social spaces where legible communication usually breaks down.
Biennale Matter of Art is firmly rooted in the international network of tranzit.org and we have also established partnerships with institutions in various platforms, such as the Feminist Institution, the East European Biennale Alliance (OFF-Biennale in Budapest, Visual Culture Research Center in Kiev and Biennale Warszawa) or the OsloBiennalen.
tranzit.cz is a part of tranzit.org network working independently in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Romania, founded in 2002. During its existence, tranzit.cz has been engaged in numerous international projects and exhibitions in the framework of tranzit.org, such as Monument to Transformation 1989 – 2009; Manifesta 8; Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, and others. ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.cz.
Biennale Matter of Art is organized in cooperation with Prague City GallerySource: matterof.art