Historical materials 1995



International Exhibition of Theatre Design and Theatre Architecture – Prague Quadrennial '95
Industrial Palace – Prague Exhibition Grounds
June 26 to July 16, 1995

Held under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, and the Mayor of the City of Prague, Jan Koukal.

UNESCO included PQ 95 in its World Decade for Cultural Development program, with permission to use the accompanying logo.



Statutes:      1995_statut001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_statutes001.pdf

                      1995_statut002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_statutes002.pdf

UNESCO:   1995_dopis001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_letter001.pdf

                      1995_projekt001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_project001.pdf

                      1995_projekt002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_project002.pdf   

Final report: 1995_zaver_zprava001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_final report.pdf



 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Spain-Catalonia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America 


1995_program001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_program001.pdf

1995_program002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_program002.pdf

1995_program003.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_program003.pdf



Eric Alexander, theater scientist, theater historian, publicist, pedagogue (the Netherlands)

Hedwig Belitska-Scholtz, theater historian, critic, pedagogue (Hungary)

José Manuel Castanheira, stage and costume designer, pedagogue (Portugal)

Yury Gnedovsky, architect, pedagogue (Russia)

Helmut Grosser, Technical Director of the Munich Opera, Chairman of OISTAT (Germany)

Mel Gussow
, theater critic, publicist (USA)

Samppa Lahdenperä, theater and costume designer, pedagogue (Finland)

Byoung Boc Lee
, theater and costume designer (Korea)

Iain Mackintosh
, architect, designer, Consultant for Theatre Project (Great Britain)

Jaroslav Malina
, scenographer, fine artist, pedagogue (Czech Republic)

Michele Notterman
, stage and costume designer, pedagogue (Belgium)

Jury Foreman: Jaroslav Malina

1995_porota001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_jury001.pdf



National sections
GOLDEN TRIGA – exposition from Brazil – which succeeded in raising theatre to the level of festive occasion, place of joy, and deep emotional experience

SPECIAL GOLD MEDAL – exposition from Great Britain – for an exemplary approach to fulfilling the PQ 95 theme “In search of performance space”

GOLD MEDAL – SCENOGRAPHY – Robert Ebeling, Frank Hänig, Hartmut Meyer, Peter Schubert (Germany) – for an imaginative approach to classical and modern theatre

Zinovij Margolin (Belarus) – for stage designs that helped to meet the aims of Françoise Sagan’s play “The Vanishing Horse”
Andris Freibergs (Latvia) – for his stage design for Penderecki and Bach’s Credo
Jeoug-Sup Yoon (S. Korea) – for a design for Ji-il Kim’s play “Heavenly Order”

GOLD MEDAL – COSTUME – Alex Ollé, Charles Padrissa, Peter Minshall, Chu Oroz (Spain-Catalonia) – for dazzling costumes from The Mediterranean, Olympic Sea by La Fura dels Baus

Anna Kontek (Finland) – for a set of costumes for Stravinsky’s opera The Nightingale
Gabriel Berry (USA) – for a set of costumes for experimental theatre performances

Thematic section – Publications on scenography

GOLD MEDAL– Věra Ptáčková (Czech Republic) – for her book “A Mirror of World Theatre”

Giorgos Patsas (Greece) – for his book “Costumes and Stage Design”
Hungary – for the catalogue to the Hungarian exposition at PQ 95, which is an excellent example of how to document contemporary scenography

Theatre architecture

GOLD MEDAL – not awarded

Belgium – for an excellent and original presentation of theatre architecture
Czech Republic – for its exposition dedicated primarily to theatre spaces and theatre architecture with a view towards the Archa Theatre in Prague by architects Miroslav Melena and Ivan Plicka and graphic designer Robert V. Novák



Nominating commissioners, auspices

Letters:         1995_dopis001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_letter001.pdf 

                       1995_dopis002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_letter002.pdf  

Ground-plans of exhibition spaces: 1995_pudorys001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_ground-plan001.pdf

                                                                 1995_pudorys002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_ground-plan002.pdf

                                                                 1995_pudorys003.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_ground-plan003.pdf 

Brainstorming: 1995_brainstorming001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_brainstorming001.pdf

Diploma: 1995_diplom001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_diploma001.pdf

Acknowledgments: 1995_podekovani001.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_acknowledgement001.pdf 

                                    1995_podekovani002.pdf (dokument Adobe PDF)1995_acknowledgement002.pdf


promotional and program materials, press releases

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Number of Participating Countries: 42 (of the original 45 applicant countries, Azerbaijan, the Philippines and Venezuela cancelled or did not respond when contacted)
Number of Participating Artists and Collectives: 331 scenographers, architects and creative collectives
Number of Exhibiting Czech Artists and Architects: 23
Number of Exhibiting Schools: 69 from 26 countries
“Publications on Scenography” section: 16 countries with 107 exhibits

Exhibition Space Used in the Industrial Palace: 8,537 m2

Installation materials: made-to-order by Výstavnictví Chmura, Ostrava. The original idea of purchasing mannequins from the Kotva department store (Výstavnictví did not have enough) was rejected for its high cost. Nor did we make use of the offer by the Premonstratensian monks from Strahov monastery, who offered the PQ costume section the use of their chasuble hangers, because this type of equipment was not suitable for exhibition purposes.

Number of Visitors: Approximately 10,000 paying visitors (not including group tourist visits, which were not registered).

Tentative budget: CZK 9,600,000


President of the PQ Board for PQ 95: Michael Prokop, 1st Assistant to the Minister of Culture. 
PQ Committee Members: Helena Brabencová, Anna Freimanová, Václav Králíček, Jana Kučerová, Jaroslav Malina, Bohumil Nekolný, Hana Nestěrenková, Ota Ornest, Jana Preková, Petr Řehoř, Jan Vančura

General Commissioner: Helena Albetová

Secretariat: Miroslava Potůčková
Architect and designer: Jan Švaříček
Production: Petr Hájek
Public relations: Ivana Ryzcová 
Realization: Výstavnictví Chmura, Ostrava