Not Exactly a Festival, More Than an Exhibition...
The World´s Largest Performance Design Event
Costume, Stage, Sound, Lighting Design and Architecture from over 70 Countries
Site-Specific Projects, Workshops, Discussions, and Lectures
Exhibitions, Performances and Installations All Over Prague
One of the 2011 must-see events for art professionals and cultural fans!


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Record attendance for PQ2011!

4. 7. 2011 19:28

The world's largest performance design event ended up after eleven day on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. During those eleven days over 40,000 visitors enjoyed exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances at the Veletržní Palace - National Gallery, Prague Crossroads, Piazzetta of the National Theatre and other places in Prague - a couple of thousands more than during the last Prague Quadrennial, four years ago. Prague hosted for the event's twelth edition artists, designers, scenographers, directors from over 70 countries all around the world! Read here (dokument MS Word)here the complete press release.  

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After the PQ: PQ + and Intersection upcoming events!

29. 6. 2011 10:33

Follow the program!

The Intersection project is travelling to Portugal, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Latvia, Slovakia, Finland, Norway and Hungary, from July 2011 - check the calendar and plan a trip to see again your favourites Boxes...

As well as the Intersection project, which will tour several European countries, some projects of the accompanying program PQ+ will continue to fall in the Czech Republic.

PQ+ accompanying program was focused on the theatrical performances and exhibitions of stage design and visual art produced in the Czech cultural environment and included 59 organizations and more than 70 events. In the coming months you will still be able to see long term exhibitions dedicated to set design and visual art.

Polish Institute in Prague offers student work in the exhibition Images of Space. Prof. Andrzej Markiewicz´s Studio of Scenography, until September 15.

In the Cafe Gallery Black Swan is an exhibition of leading Czech stage designer Jaroslav Malina. Scenographer and Painter Jaroslav Malina, to September the 2nd.

Romanian Cultural Institute offers an exhibition of the forgotten scenographer George Baron Löwendal, until July, 28.

Slovak Institute in Prague recalls the work of three costume designers. Three Ladies of the Slovak Theatre Costume, until July 12.

Brno House of Arts opened the third year of the biennial in the streets of the city. Brno Art Open: Sculptures in the Streets III, until August 28 and the exhibition of Czech and German artists. Raum:selbst (space:self), until August 14.

The exhibition in Prague's gallery Futura takes the theme of life in a totalitarian society. Loophole to Happiness, until August 7.

Tranzitdisplay represents the work of Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué, until July 31.

Centre for Contemporary Art Dox immerses you into the world of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, until September 12.

Museum Montanelli and Foundation DrAk has prepared an exhibition of Czech art brut titled Anatomia Methamorphosis, until October.

State Castle Lysice shows the historical puppets from the collection of Marie and Pavel Jirasek. The Puppets on the Castle, until October.

See the complete program here.

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And the winner is...

21. 6. 2011 13:31


Yesterday evening, the winners of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space awards were announced at the National Theatre’s New Stage. Returning home with the Golden Triga, the most prestigious award in the field is the team from Brazil. The objective of the Brazilian exhibit was to present scenography as a provocative art that “establishes a pulsating frontier of languages” and provides a safe haven for theatrical characters and ideas. The Brazilians also took home the award for Best Realization of a Production. Other awards went to Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, New Zealand, Mexico, Greece, the UK and Norway.

See here all the results!

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The Prague Quadrennial Surveys

17. 6. 2011 15:28

Dear PQ Visitors,

we have prepared two surveys:

a survey for calculating the economic impact of the PQ 2011
answer here

a survey about the PQ 2011 communication
answer here

The questionnaires are anonymous, it takes about 3 minutes to fill them.
Thank you for your precious answers!

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The catalogue of the twelfth PQ is online!

17. 6. 2011 11:19

See the online catalogue of the PQ 2011 international competitive exhibition of performance design and architecture - a printed version is available at the PQ Bookshop, together with the catalogue of the Intersection project.

Go to online catalogue

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See the PQ 2011 Opening ceremony

16. 6. 2011 15:50

The Opening Ceremony of the PQ 2011 was held on Thursday, June 15th from 5pm in the four venues dedicated to the PQ: the Veletržní Palace - National Gallery, the PQ 2011 main venue  INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION, the Piazzetta of the National Theatre, where the Intersection Boxes emerged, the Prague Crossroads hosting the Architecture Section and the DAMU, where hundreds of students are expected for the Scenofest, educational project of the Prague Quadrennial and OISTAT. Watch video.

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An Interview with Jessica Bowles, main artistic leader of Scenofest

23. 5. 2011 17:23


Use your last chance to register to Scenofest 2011 workshops...! A last few slots are available. Scenofest Workshops are for students AND for non-students, and it is possible to attend ONE or SEVERAL Workshops. Deadline for registration: May 25, 2011. For more information click here.

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Exhibition Edward Gordon Craig: Space and Light

20. 5. 2011 11:45

You are cordially invited to the opening reception on thursday 26 May, 2011 starting at 6p.m. Place Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Prague.

Edward Gordon Craig is english director, set desiger and artist whose minimalist approach revolutionized 19th and 20th-century theatre. For more information about EGC click here.

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mareunrol's - the first photos from the “performing exhibition”

3. 5. 2011 15:38

Have a look behind the scenes of the Latvian duo mareunrol's - the first photos from the “performing exhibition” on the piazzetta of the National Theatre are here... Don’t miss it! For more information on the mareunrol's fashion designers, click here.


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E-scenography, a new online service

17. 1. 2011 18:53

Become an online scenographer using the E-scenography service!

E-scenography is an online service created by the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space within the Intersection project.

E-scenography aims to create an informational community to discuss issues connected to scenography, including all performance design disciplines, theatre architecture, and space. Join in!

E-scenography provides 3 services:

  • the newsletter IntersectionS –you can post information about scenography / performance design projects (performances, exhibitions, symposia, books, etc.) – to be distributed  to the E-scenography mailing list (currrently about 10 000 email addresses).
  • the Scenography Education service (the art school database) – you can search for a school connected to performance design and architecture (currently about 200 schools profiles) and active employees of schools can add or edit information about their school in the list.
  • the Scenography Expanding service (an online library) – you can upload and download texts and other materials connected to scenography theoretical and historical discourse.

E-scenography´s content is created by you, the scenographers: stage, costume, sound, and lighting designers, teachers, curators, and theorists. Join in!

The services are available for registered users only - it is free of charge.


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