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15 Mar 2022

Prague | call for curators for 2024 Biennale Matter of Art

Tranzit.cz announces an open call for curators for the 2024 edition of the Biennale Matter of Art in Prague. Both individuals and collectives are welcome to apply for the selection proceedings.

Biennale Matter of Art is a large-scale interdisciplinary platform that comprises new art commissions in connection with artistic residencies, a three-month exhibition held in Prague, Czech Republic, in summer 2024 including a community program, and the publication of The Biennale Reader (issued in two language versions—Czech and English). The mission of the newly appointed curator(s) will consist of the curatorial development of new art commissions, the programming of a three-month exhibition and the community program, and the editorial conception and content development of The Biennale Reader.

Matter of Art is a long-term institutional experiment and intervention into the public space. It is a non-profit, critical, and self-critical organization that investigates possibilities for the social and political functions of art in the present day. Matter of Art’s events and projects have no fixed format and operate across various social strata. Matter of Art abides by the code of practice of feminist institutions, which values interconnection and sustainability over performance and productivity. We believe it is possible in institutional practice to foresee the world we want and thus contribute to a more concrete vision of a better future. This happens with an awareness of the contradictions which stem from the political, social, and economic realities in which we function. By addressing and highlighting these issues, we transform our institution into a political space. We want to be meaningful in a local context, lead discussions about the position of art, culture, and cultural institutions in the region, and foster long-term relationships with local communities; however, we don’t want to limit ourselves to local issues. We develop international connections and build relationships based on solidarity beyond the scope of our own culture. We believe institutions are never neutral, that they contribute to maintaining or challenging the status quo. We are building a cultural institution as a space for public discussion about visions that carry within them hope for emancipation, social and ecological justice, and real democracy.

We will attempt to accommodate all those with child care obligations and other requirements and create optimal working conditions for such individuals. In the case of foreign residents, travel expenses will also be covered.

Those interested should submit their proposal in Czech, Slovak, or English by March 15, 2022

See website for application details

Biennale Ve věci umění / Matter of Art Prague comprises the international exhibition of contemporary art taking place once every two years as well as the platform’s long-term activities, which engage in critical reflection of the institutional aspects of the biennale format in the Central and Eastern European context as well as in connection to the global art scene and current social, political, and economic contexts.