After the performance is over there are only fragments of design work left - models, drawings, costumes and objects – which become capsules filled with the essence of their time, are part of important memories, and help us understand the complex currents of here and now.

Curated by Klára Zieglerová

Fragments recognizes and celebrates the achievements of “living legends” of design for performance, presenting one object showing the most iconic or breakthrough set, costume, lighting, projection or sound design by one of the most celebrated designers from each participating country or region whose work keeps inspiring new generations of artists and audiences. These designs are the essence of their environment and reflect the socio-political era, created by artists who are masters of their craft and have become a beacon of the profession for his/her life achievements. By placing these objects among the statuary of the National Museum Lapidary, PQ gives these visionary artist’s work recognition as treasured artifacts significant to the history and development of modern world culture.

Fragments are part of EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory.

Disappearing Visceral Landscapes

We will share results of an ongoing EU grant project. The project is concerned with preserving memories of renowned artists whose work inspiration is traceable to a specific location and giving an opportunity to young designers to learn from the masters. In addition to the studio visits we will also record an interview with each artist that will preserve precious memories, views, thoughts and ideas in the artist’s own words. This way the ideas and thoughts will be accessible to young designers without any theoretical interpretation. These interviews will be used for further research and create a base for an on-line interview database.

6-16 June 

Lapidarium of the National Museum atVýstaviště Praha Holešovice