„The world is made up of stories, and we are their actors. Sometimes we appear in the main roles, sometimes in supporting roles.“
Tomáš Svoboda, curator of the exhibition Objects PQ2015
The Prague Quadrennial offers individual countries and regions as well as individual artists, an opportunity to present best works of performance design as part of competitive national, student and architecture exhibitions and participate in the festival that includes variety of accompanying projects and activities. The 14th edition of PQ will be announced in June 2017. All calls for the participation will be issued after June 2017. We can't process any proposals until the call is issued, so please, don't send us your ideas for the main PQ event yet. In the meantime stay tuned for all other activities and calls that are scheduled between the main events.
We would like to invite all national and regional curators, performance art professionals, educators and theorists to celebrate the 50th birthday of PQ and look at the current curatorial practices by sharing your thoughts, ideas and concepts at the Porous Borders symposium, that is held from 12nd to 14th October in Prague. We will also visit the space where the next 14th edition of Prague Quadrennial will be taking place.
The Prague Quadrennial is releasing a documentary video focusing on lighting and sound design. In November 2016, we launched a project 36Q°, which was split in two parts: a site-specific exhibition lit up the unique space of the Lapidary of the National Museum; running parallel, the International Conference of Theatre Designers at the Czech Museum of Music played its theoretical counterpart.