Is the National Theatre in Prague
" a shop window or also a symbol of Czech culture? And how is the national feeling of Poles, Hungarians, Slovenians, Slovaks and Austrian inhabitants projected in their main theatre buildings during the past two centuries? An extensive exhibition project called Beyond Everydayness asks not only these questions; it will visit all Central European capital cities this and next year and it will introduce seventy theatre buildings. The exhibition
originated as a part of a multi-annual TACE
(Theatre Architecture in Central Europe) project, it is organized by the National Theatre in Prague with the support of important theatre institutions from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia and it was initiated by the Arts and Theatre Institute.Igor Kovačevič
, the curator of the exhibition says: "Theatre is often perceived as a pillar of national culture and language. It seems that not even architecture is immune to national or nationalist attributes. Is it good or wrong? Searching for this answer is the topic of our exhibition as well
Exhibition Beyond Everydayness
with the subtitle Exhibition of Theatre Architecture in Central Europe will premiere from 26th March till 2nd May this year in Budapest, then it will travel to the National Technical Library in Prague where you can see it from 12th May till 6th June. In July, the exhibition will move to Warsaw, then to Bratislava in September and finally to Lublan.
More detailed information are available at www.theatre-architecture.eu