Warped Space, installation – Slovenian contribution to the PQ 2019
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ) is an eminent international event that covers the field of set design, costume design and theatre architecture. The world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the visual dimension of theatre, contemporary dance, opera, ballet and puppet theatre as well as theatre profiles of architecture forms a platform that presents the most recent design solutions of the world’s theatre production. In dialogue with contemporary curatorial practices it goes beyond boundaries among architecture, performing and visual arts.
The Prague Quadrennial 2019 will be held June 6–16 2019 at the Industrial Palace and Prague Exhibition Grounds that hosted the first and many subsequent PQs. The main theme of the 14th edition is Imagination, Transformation and Memory.
Barbara Novakovič Kolenc as a curator of Slovenian’s contribution to the PQ 2019 selected the 7 authors/art collectives for the Slovenian section for the Exhibition of Countries and Regions 2019: Angelina Atlagić, Uroš Belantič, Mateja Bučar & Vadim Fiškin, IRWIN, Leo Kulaš and NUMEN. Their opus selection will be presented in the installation Warped Space.
The opening of the installation will be held on 6th of June at 11. a.m. at the Industrial palace (right wing) in Prague. Invitation to the opening
The concept of the installation Warped Space evolves from the contributions by selected artists: Uros Belantić (costume design in the musical Drago Ivanuša: Orlando, Ljubljana City Theatre), group IRWIN (exhibition Kapital 2018 in the scope of the performance Ivo Svetina: In the Name of the Mother, SNT Drama Ljubljana), Leo Kulaš (costume design in the drama performance Immaculata – Hommage to Tomaž Pandur and ballet performance Edward Clug: Peer Gynt, SNT Maribor), Angelina Aatlagić (costumne design in the ballet Symphony of Sorrowful Songs – Hommage to Tomaz Pandur and set design of the group NUMEN for the eponyomus performance, SNT Opera and ballet Ljubljana) and Mateja Bučar and Vadim Fishkin (costume and set design for the dance performance Rear Window – Dancers Without Answers, DUM – Association of Artists).
The producer of Slovenian section for the Exhibition of Countries and Regions 2019 is the Muzeum Institute in collaboration with: Slovenian Theatre Institiute, Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theatre, and The DUM – Association of Artists.