We are launching the open call for the PQ Symposium WHERE ARE WE?

We have recently announced the date for the PQ Symposium titled WHERE ARE WE? We invite Curators of Countries and Regions, researchers, artists, theatre managers, and performance designers to take part with their insightful talks.

Please find the detailed information on how to submit your presentation proposals in the open call.

The deadline for submission is 25 February 2022.

For more information, see here.

PQ organizes the WHERE ARE WE? symposium, which will take place on 4-6 May 2022 in the main festival location Pražská tržnice. During the three-day conference, we will discuss current changes in performance space with respected international speakers.

More info with the full open call for speakers will be published soon on our webpage pq.cz.

Preliminary program (may change):
May 4th: Welcome and the keynote speech
May 5th: Day of symposium talks and presentations
May 6th: PQ 2023 location and space tours

In vein of the PQ Studio, we are launching a new open call PQ Studio Stage curated by Patrick Du Wors and Michal Lázňovský.

PQ Studio Stage extends the tradition of the student festival from previous editions, and is therefore dedicated to students and artists who have completed a related degree or program within the last five years. We seek student projects and young scenographers and designers.

The deadline for submission is 31 May 2022.

For full information on the conditions for enrolment, read the full open call here.

Are you looking for an overview of PQ 2023 locations and basic information about the next PQ edition’s venues? You can find the current information on the website side-menu HERE.

The end of the year is the time when something can be left behind, something good kept, and something new can start.

The team of the Prague Quadrennial wishes you a Happy New Year full of great joy, adventures and opportunities!

The Prague Quadrennial recently published Open Calls for Projects that were the main topic of the PQ Online Symposium, which took place on November 2, 2021. If you missed it or want to remind yourself of essential information, you can watch a recording of the Symposium here.

The Symposium took the form of a Zoom webinar, and its first part was devoted to the PQ 2023 main exhibitions (Exhibition of Countries and Regions, and Student Exhibition). Also, the production team presented the PQ 2023 main location. In the second part of the Symposium, the international curatorial team introduced the Open Calls for Projects.

The recording of the Symposium is on the YouTube of the Prague Quadrennial, here.

A document presenting the main location of PQ 2023 can be downloaded here. To go through the main location, we highly recommend watching the Sense of Our Site movie capturing the Pražská Tržnice. The movie was made in collaboration with the creative film & video production Bao-haus.

Open Calls for Projects have been published, and you can easily find them HERE or in the side menu on pq.cz.

You can apply for the following Open Calls:

Fragments II: The Magic of the Scale // Curator: Klára Zieglerová 

Performance Space Exhibition: Acts of Assembly // Curator: Andrew Filmer 

PQ Performance: RARE Experiences // Curator: Carolina E. Santo

PQ Studio // Curator: Patrick Du Wors

PQ Best Publication Award // Curator: Pavel Drábek

PQ Talks // Curator: Barbora Příhodová

Each PQ project has its curator, specific registration conditions and deadlines. Therefore, please pay sufficient attention to each of them.

Calls for Projects will be introduced at the Symposium, which will take place online on November 2, 2021, at 4:00 pm (CET). The Symposium takes the form of a Zoom webinar. Capacity is limited to 500 attendees and registration is required.

The link to the online Symposia is HERE.

Online Symposium Program (please note that program may change)

4.00 – 4.25 pm (CET) Information about PQ 2023 Exhibitions

4.25 pm (CET) Presentation of the PQ 2023 locations and video captured the main location

4.35 – 4.50 pm (CET) Q&A related to Exhibitions

Ten minutes break

5.00 – 6.30 pm (CET) PQ 2023 Curators present Calls for Projects

6.30 – 6.45 pm (CET) Q&A related to Projects

The Symposium is conducted in English.

We cordially invite you to the online Symposium, which will take place online on November 2, 2021, at 4 pm CET (don’t forget to find time for your timezone).

The online Symposium has the Online Zoom Webinar format. Calls for Projects will be published before the Symposium, on October 31, 2021, at pq.cz.

During the Symposium Markéta Fantová and Michaela Buriánková will focus on the exhibition registration/application process; via the video, we will present the main location of PQ 2023, and after that, the Symposium will be dedicated to PQ 2023 Calls for Projects. The projects will be introduced in person by our international curators Pavel Drábek, Andrew Filmer, Barbora Příhodová, Carolina E. Santo, Patrick Du Wors, Klára Zieglerová. There will also be some space for your questions.

Link to join Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89497884323

Capacity is limited to 500 attendees and registration is required.

Online Zoom Webinar Program (please note that times may change)

4.00 – 4.25 pm (CET) Information about PQ 2023 Exhibitions

4.25 pm (CET) Presentation of the PQ 2023 locations and video captured the main location

4.35 – 4.50 pm (CET) Q&A related to Exhibitions

Ten minutes break

5.00 – 6.30 pm (CET) PQ 2023 Curators present Calls for Projects

6.30 – 6.45 pm (CET) Q&A related to Projects

The Symposium is conducted in English.

We are looking for a Program Coordinator for the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and Theater Space 2023.

The position is suitable only for those fluent in English and Czech and those who can work in our Prague office.

You can find more here (only in Czech).

We know you are already waiting impatiently on open calls for projects! As well as we do. But as we stated in the PQ 2023 Official Announcement and as you can read on our website, the open calls for projects will not be published earlier than October 31, 2021.

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