The main exhibition The Matrix: An Unstable Reality focused on the contemporary graphic arts in the broadest sense. Upon the initiative of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, which proposed the thematic starting point of the main exhibition, individual galleries participated in the development and co-creation of the idea, also becoming the venues of the Biennial: Alkatraz Gallery, Ganes Pratt Gallery, Jakopič Gallery, Kapsula Gallery and Škuc Gallery. In such a way, the main exhibition responded to certain topical questions for society and art raised by the cult movie trilogy The Matrix. It attempted to answer cogent questions such as: Does the medium stay the same even when it incorporates new technologies into its discourse? Does this increase the art audience? What is the social power of those who possess the matrix? Is the possession of the matrix enough to also justify exclusive reproduction rights? Can we create a perfect world, be it real or virtual?
The exhibition offered a selection of more than eighty internationally established and emerging artists, whose work extended from traditional and contemporary printmaking to artists’ books as well as interventions in the public space, in the mass media and on computers.
In addition to the main exhibition, the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts also included the Artists’ Book Salon, the exhibition After Gogo: A New Era of Korean Art, based on a proposal by the Grand Prize recipient of the previous Biennial, and an extensive accompanying programme.