Biennale Matter of Art Prague 2022 announces art commissions and venues. The list of newly announced artists includes Istanbul-based Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, i pack* (Robert Gabris, Luboš Kotlár, and Cat Jugravu), the Prague-based Laundry Collective, Brussels-based Sina Seifee, and Paris-based artist and poet Tarek Lakhrissi. The second edition of the biennale is curated by an international curatorial group composed of Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora, and tranzit.cz. The exhibition will take place from July 21 to October 23 at the Prague City Gallery, the General University Hospital in Prague, and the Šaloun Studio in Prague. Admission to the biennale will be free of charge. A complete list of participating artists will be announced in June.
In the film by Hera Büyüktaşcıyan commissioned for the biennale, the underground world of Prague’s wastewater treatment plant in Bubeneč features prominently as a metaphor for the washing out or whitewashing of both historical narratives and orientalist representations of otherness.