Biennale Ve věci umění / Matter of Art 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 and practical experimentation with the form and sense of an institution such as the biennale in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in connection to the global art scene and current social, political, and economic contexts. The first edition of the biennale was organized by tranzit.cz in 2020 in Prague in cooperation with the Prague City Gallery. The exhibition included the works of more than 40 artists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, France, the USA, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, and other countries. The conception of the exhibition was focused on the often overlooked themes of care and empathy, with an aim to mediate diverse life experiences through the language of contemporary art. The biennale Matter of Art is a founding member of the East Europe Biennial Alliance (EEBA) and abides by the code of practice of the Feminist (Art) Institution.
The second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art will take place in 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.