In relation to the theme of Politics, the Zlatá Street will become home to a No Man's Land — an open-air stage for open dialogue among people. The installation by leading Czech street artist Michal Škapa and Brazilian artist Galo de Souza will feature stories told through graffiti art —a form of expression that often finds itself in conflict with the law. The exhibit's commissioner is curator and scenographer Aby Cohen who invites you for the discussions on June 18, 21 and 24 at 6 pm. For details see daily program.
PQ'15, by the concept POLITICS, aims to bring, into the heart of the scene, the designer for performance as a conductor who will establish interactions, promote actions, and provoke experiences of coexistence. Recognizing the critical role played by the designer on (re)defining a space; establishing a relationship between stage, audience, environment and society; creating a lively place formed by the overlapping of intertwining layers, building a plural identity, conflicts and narratives.
Space as POLITICS focuses on reuniting and representing multitude of voices, keeping open, listening and motivating the interrelationships. A place where a strong statement of political organization is presented in a way that no one can remain indifferent.
Space as a common territory for the artistic expression: the main axis to the theatricality and the performative practices, a meeting point of distinct languages, identities, point of views and conflicts.
Space as the mediator of interrelationships: in which the local and the global references are presented, bringing distinct identities into to a confrontation between the spatial and temporal boundaries, tracing an imaginary and temporary Urbis.
Curators of the Countries and Regions Section were invited to work on a new geography for the PQ '15 by taking on the concept of Space as POLITICS: exploring the spatial features that lead to the rule of POLITICS: its capacity for interaction, divisibility, and configuration: to reflect its occupancy and (re)organization, not only as a lay-out but as a political attitude, and how it will affect the other curators on the borders... Traces of territories in common shared or in contest, reinforcing the idea that space is not a static lifeless body but always on the move.
Commissioner: Aby Cohen
photo: Aby Cohen