Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, is pleased to confirm France’s participation in the Prague Quadrennial of Theatre Design and Architecture, to be held from 6 to 16 June 2019. Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and produced by the Art and Theater Institute, the Prague Quadrennial, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, is a major international event in the fields of scenography and theatre architecture.
The presence of France in 2019 at this major event is an important issue for all actors in scenography and for the strengthening of artistic cooperation between European countries. France will highlight the vitality of its creation and its artists as well as the excellence of its institutions of higher education in artistic creation.
The Quadrennial presents scenography in all its variations, as an art in its own right, with the creation of spectacular spaces and imaginary worlds. Offering a different vision every four years and revealing a new perspective on this discipline, the Quadrennial has established itself as an essential international platform for training and exchange of experiences.
Philippe Quesne, stage designer and director of the Centre dramatique national Nanterre-Amandiers will be the artistic director and will coordinate the two French exhibition pavilions:
- a “Country” pavilion with an original design;
- a "Schools" pavilion which will present the work carried out by a dedicated project team, composed of students from eight French higher education institutions training in scenography: École des beaux-arts de Nantes Saint-Nazaire, ENSAD - École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, ENSATT - École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre, École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris La Villette, École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Malaquais, HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin, École du Théâtre national de Strasbourg, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle.
This operation will be carried out between the Ministry of Culture, the French Institute and the French Institute in Prague and coordinated by ARTCENA, the national resource centre for circus, street and theatre arts.
The website of the Quadrennial: www.pq.cz