Scenography Expanded Symposium

The world's largest international scenography exhibition, The Prague Quadrennial, together with the Scenography Department of the Theaterschool Amsterdam organized a two-day workshop on curating and exhibiting Scenography - on 2 and 3 October 2009 in Amsterdam.

This symposium was primarily intended for national curators and artists directly involved with The Prague. Scenography Expanded was a forum for national curators and the PQ's creative team to discuss current practices in curating exhibitions with performance design content. It was thought of as an open platform in which to address (amongst others) issues of individual and collective curatorship, commissioning of new works, and engagement with and reaching out to new audiences, in preparation for the Prague Quadrennial 2011.

The workshop dealt with the paradoxes of exhibiting scenography and look for creative strategies which artists and curators use, or could use to exhibit performance design successfully. Another central aspect of the two-day workshop was mapping the wide scope of artistic activities - disciplines and genres that are covered by performance design, with the overall aim of expanding the meaning of what we term scenography.

Organizers and supporters
This event was organized by the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and the Scenography Department, Theaterschool Amsterdam.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
With support of  de Theaterschool Amsterdam and the research group Art Practice and Development, Amsterdam University of the Arts, and Compagnietheater Amsterdam.