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17 Jun 2011 - 24 Jun 2011


With the CROSSOVERS exhibition, Czech Centre Prague will join the 12th PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL OF PERFORMANCE DESIGN AND SPACE.

"Theatre has bravely struggled with the death of character, the death of narrative and other deaths in the family in recent decades. At the same time  visual artists have been exploiting theatrical elements – performance, temporarily, environment, presence of audience – to create new forms and genres.  Scenographers, visual artists have often been some of the most important helpers in this struggle. Some of the best contemporary performances are based in the  visual elements. It is noteworthy that some of the most interesting theatre artists today are the spatial artists, and some of today's most important visual artists work with performance.

For this reason, after more then 40 years of existence, the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture is changing its name to the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, with the goal of including a wider scope of artists disciplines, and genres, to break down the often imaginary differences between them. " explains Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Artistic Director of the PQ 2011.

The CROSSOVERS exhibition shows the impact of exposure to different artistic disciplines on the work of selected contemporary Czech artists. It brings the work of stage designers into a gallery space and the non-theatrical art work into the stage setting. Drawing inspiration from interdisciplinary interactions on the theoretical level is common.

The goal of the CROSSOVERS exhibition is to present work of artists who decided to work within a field that is new to them. The presented work will include following disciplines: architecture, photography, fashion, music, sculpture, multimedia, comics and theater.

Participating artists: Erika Bornová, Šimon Caban, Daniel Fikejz, Iška Fišárková, Petr Jedinák, Martin Kermes, Petr Kolínský, Jan P. Muchow, Albert Pražák, Liběna Rochová, Simona Rybáková, Roman Sejkot, Vladimír Soukenka.

Curator and organizer: MgA. Lucie Loosová Ph.D.

Exhibition partners: Cafe Imperial, DITHERM, Divinis, Frigosped, Fuji, Jean la Taupe, Macroworld, Maxreal, Mibcon, Nikon, Philips, Porsche Hradec Králové, Saty

Media partners: Stavební fórum, Tiscali




From: 17 Jun 2011
To: 24 Jun 2011


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