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Matter of Art Biennale in Prague to Focus on Decolonizing Institutions

Lenka Glisníková. Studio of Irreversible Change.
Photo by Tereza Havlínková
Matter of Art 2020

The Matter of Art Biennale has announced its new curatorial working group. Members include Aziza Harmel, Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora, and the tranzit.cz collective. Over the course of this year and the next, the group will be preparing the concept for the second edition of the biennale, which will take place in the summer of 2022 in Prague. 

The thematic foundation of the planned biennale builds on current discussions about the decolonization of art institutions with an aim to develop them within the Eastern European context. Curator selection was based on submitted proposals and interviews with participants. The four invited curators (Harmel, Ištok, Laru-an, Sikora) were chosen by representatives and board members of tranzit.cz.

Tranzit.cz is an initiative for contemporary art and a member of the tranzit.org network, founded in 2002 and working independently in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.

For more information about both tranzit.cz and the upcoming Matter of Art Biennale, visit their website.