15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial
The theme of the 15th edition of PQ in 2023 is RARE; in the sense of unique and raw realities that artists create. PQ 2023 will present art springing out of ideas, materials, artistic approaches, and design practices that connect to the human level from within your environment, with its genius loci and unique situation. In the current state of precarity, uncertainty, and epochal change, we call on performance designers, scenographers, and performance practitioners to use their RARE imagination and creativity to help us envision what the world and theatre could look like in the post-pandemic future. Find out more about the artistic concept here.
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest international exhibition and festival event dedicated to scenography, performance design and architecture. Since 1967 PQ has been an exchange, networking and educational platform exploring the best works in scenography and design for performance through exhibitions, festivals, workshops, performances, symposia, educational events and residencies. PQ brings together professionals, students and the general public from over 70 countries and regions with an attendance of over 180 000 audience members and visitors.?
PQ shares the large world wide performance design platform and network of young designers and professionals. The Prague Quadrennial 2019 will utilize the Prague Industrial Grounds, a site layered with cultural history, having been a source of national pride at the 1981 Great Exposition, a holding depot for Nazi concentration camps, home of many Communist Government celebrations, and now an architectural graveyard.