PQ 2019 / Scene Work Ahead
Prague (Czech Republic), 2019
Museum of Applied Arts, Faculty of Technical Sciences
At the Prague Quadrennial 2019, the most important world event dedicated to scene design and performing space, Serbia presented itself with a national exhibition and a student section united by the theme of Self (construction) derived from the specific ideological, social, political, economic and cultural context of second half socialist society. 20th century, from the space and from the time when the work of an individual on himself was considered socially necessary and socially justified. Apart from the Self (construction) as a context, Serbia’s performance is also based on the concept of the Prague Quadrennial.
The national exhibition Works on the Scene, curated by costume designer Maja Mirković, visual artist Siniša Ilić and theatre director Bojan Đorđev, was conceived through two equal selections – one is the realization of a collective work of art in which artists participate by invitation, and the other, View of the Scene, presents works selected at a public competition, with the task of providing an overview of scene design in Serbia, as well as the practice of local artists realized outside the country.