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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„The publication of this special edition (…) enables a remarkable focus to be brought to a dynamic concept of scenography, no longer viewed in a supporting role to the main production, but as an autonomous dimension of creative imagination. An approach that is even more stimulating since scenography is no longer today only associated with theatre or visual arts, but has spread widely across the public arena, and whose „stage production“ (via communication and marketing) too often takes us for mere passive spectators. The twelth edition of the Prague Quadrennial, at the crossroads between intimacy and spectacle, signals perhaps the start of a new era.“

Jean-Marc Adolphe, Mouvement ( , 2011
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It works almost like a World Cup. Happens each four years. Meet delegations from more than 40 countries in the dispute for the champion place. The difference here is the target of the competition, that pass far away from the field and fall over the theatre. This is the Prague Quadrennial, the most important international exhibition of scenography, costumes and technology to the scenic arts.

Maria Eugênia de Menezes, O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil, 06.07.2010


The exhibition is one of the most important vents of its kind in the world. A similar event, World Stage Design, was begun several years ago in Toronto, but it cannot compete with the Praque Quadrennial.

Jana Machalická, Lidové Noviny, 20.4.2011


Just a quick glance at the programme reveals that the PQ offers a truly diverse range of exhibits that stands a good change of attracting the interest of the general public.

Radmila Hrdinová, Právo, 21.4.2011

Extra Edition of Zichtlijnen magazine about the Prague Quadrennial: A PQ- special English language version of Zichtlijnen is released, completely dedicated to the Dutch designers, architects and students exhibitions during the Prague Quadrennial.
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