CURATORIAL ESSAY | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America

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 Read More

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IN EXHIBITION | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America opens at La Galleria

From the Edge spotlights how U.S. theatremakers wrestled with core American values during the intense unraveling of the Aught Decade — a period that coincided with a painful economic recession and a dramatic presidential transition in the White House that brought about the rise of an African-American as our country’s 44th president. Read More

INTERVIEW Part 1 | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America

“From the Edge, to our knowledge, is the first USA pavilion to present actual bodies (performance-makers Pat Olesko and Paul Zaloom) as part a live display.” Read More

INTERVIEW Part 2 | From the Edge: Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

“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.” Read More

INTERVIEW Part 3 | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America

“What does Kansas mean for PQ? If designers in Kansas, Missouri and other parts of the Midwest are not willing to play in an international art environment such as PQ, then they will be seriously left behind the curve. They might as well be mice trapped in someone else’s art experiment and running in circles.” Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 1 | From The Edge

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. Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 | Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

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… Read More

Curatorial essay: Exhibiting a country on the edge, a U.S. approach to performance design

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. Read More

Curators speak out about the thrills, challenges of staging national exhibitions of design in Prague

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. Read More