Transformation of the Prague Quadrennial from 1999 to 2015Publications
New book Transformations of the Prague Quadrennial looks back to the last approximately 15 years of recent PQ history. The publication includes papers and presentations by the contributors to the Transformations of the Prague Quadrennial symposium, which was organised by the PQ and took place on March 17-18, 2016 in Prague.
The PQ in 1999 was the first Quadrennial to include extensive live events curated by the organizations Four Days in Motion and mamapapa, as well as student projects co-organized by OISTAT. Since this event, the live aspect of the exhibition has become more important and inspiring; it has provoked new ways to curate expositions and proposed new forms of events. The 1990s brought not only capitalism and democracy to Eastern Europe but also new means of communication and more frequent and easier travelling, which significantly influenced the development of this international scenography event. The PQ 2015 was in many ways the peak of this tendency, dispersed in many buildings throughout the city centre, with many accompanying curated exhibition, events in the public space, a large educational project for students in the form of SpaceLab, and other possibilities for professionals to meet and discuss. Hence, the new publication summarises results of collaboration of hundreds of national curators and team members from all around the globe.
The book is available here.