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December 11, 2012
This slideshow documents the second part of the process. We want to share the work we did in Prague to Americans. We wanted a gallery environment in New York to house the works. And we hope to inspire the next batch of curators and producers to create their own USA national space for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial.
December 8, 2012
I would go so far to say that, after post-structuralism, communication is now the dominant force in design innovations. PQ provides designers with an international art-based platform where they can wrest back the current valorization of time-based performance modes, which visual artists have ruthlessly co-opted for their own ends
December 6, 2012
"These events, on a practical level, raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of good creative design. They affirm the professionalism and creativity of outstanding designers and theater architects. And these events have demonstrated an economic impact to the countries that host them."
December 6, 2012
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Well, here it is, friends—the final installment of the Randy Gener trilogy. Thank you for tuning in this week to read Randy’s words, and many thanks to Mr. Gener […]
June 7, 2012
In discussing the festival, the curators of Queer New York International Arts Festival have stated that they want to “break through dominant ideas that limit and marginalize queer art, by creating a new concept of queer as a wider platform
March 30, 2012
IT’S PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WEEK on Postcards from the Inge! Randy agreed to talk with me about the PQ, and there’s so much in this interview I want to share with you that I’m going to post it in three parts, so look for the second installment here and the third installment here.
March 29, 2012
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is the second installment of my interview with Randy Gener, curatorial adviser and co-creator of the USA national pavilion “From the Edge,” about the Prague Quadrennial. I’ve included […]
March 29, 2012
"The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?"
March 28, 2012
PHILADELPHIA: The travel narratives below track impact and chronicle artistic learning. A costume designer encounters a Czech fashion designer in a workshop and suddenly can’t stop creating garments out of paper. A composer/sound designer records raw audio heard in the streets of Prague (music, lectures, everyday sounds) and decides to incorporate them in an upcoming […]
March 27, 2012
Vibrating within a new discipline that is up for grabs, From the Edge proposes one approach toward an American version of performance design. Future curatorial teams will really have to find the courage to contend with the challenge of displaying the U.S. anew in a competitive international environment.
March 25, 2012
The USA-USITT Design Exhibit team recommends people experience the exhibit more than once while at the Long Beach Conference & Stage Expo promising the interior collage will be different every time you stop by. Gallery talks at the exhibit will provide an opportunity to learn about the exhbit from those intimately involved in its creatio
December 23, 2011
In a wide-ranging conversation with a number of national curators from various countries, RANDY GENER reports on the thrills, challenges and obstacles of putting up national exhibits at the Prague Quadrennial.
August 11, 2011
PRAGUE, LONDON and NEW YORK CITY: The British sound artist Scanner’s real name is Robin Van Rimbaud. Intensely active in sound art since 1991, Scanner has produced concerts, compositions, installations and recordings. He has collaborated with artists from every imaginable genre. Recently, for example, Scanner re-scored the classic black & white movie Dr Jekyll & Mr […]
July 7, 2011
THEATRE SVOBODA (DIVADLO SVOBODA) Czech Republic, 2011 98 Min, Color DIRECTOR: Jakub Hejna PRODUCER: Jiří Konečný SCREENPLAY: Jakub Hejna, Barbora Příhodová DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jiří Chod CAST Josef Svoboda EDITOR Jakub Hejna MUSIC Anthony Phillips The most riveting scene of Theatre Svoboda — the feature-length documentary film about the famous Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda — takes place […]
July 7, 2011
PRAGUE: In Intersection, pairs of distant lovers could be spotted giving each other tight embraces inside a structure of 30 white boxes. Theater hooked up with Visual Arts. Scenography cuddled with Installation. Architecture submitted to the caprices and desires of Public Space. Spectacle kissed Intimacy’s lips. During the 11 days of the Prague Quadrennial for Performance […]
July 5, 2011
PRAGUE: Brazil and Croatia topped the 12th edition of the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space. These two countries were the major winners, with each taking home two PQ gold medals at this year’s award ceremony held June 21 at the New Theater of the National Theatre of Prague. Other awards went to Latvia, Hungary, […]
June 18, 2011
Artistic director Susan Tsu was interested in uncovering the socio- political themes facing performance makers in the USA over the past 4 years.
May 29, 2011
Gener will also host daily gallery talks at USA National Exhibition entry to Prague Quadrennial, the “Olympics of Theater Design,” June 16–26 PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 6.1.2011 — Randy Gener, the Nathan Award–winning editor, writer and drama critic, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Prague Quadrennial Newspaper in the Czech Republic. Gener returns to Prague, having served in June […]