The Polish national exhibition Post-Apocalypsis curated by Agnieszka Jelewska has been awarded the Gold Medal of the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space festival.
The Gold Medal PQ 2015 for Sound Design went to the Polish team for its project Post-Apocalypsis, which the jury appreciated for its clever use of sound – the sensitive and interactive sound design reflects contemporary ideas relating to the relationship between man, nature and technology as part of a hybrid communications system.
Before Post-Apocalypsis’ success, works by Polish artists had been awarded gold at the Prague Quadrennial only three times. In 1967, the award was given to Andrzej Kreutz Majewski, 4 years later Jerzy Gurawski, Józef Szajna, Leokadia Serafinowicz and Zofia Wierchowicz. The last Polish representatives to be presented with the Gold Medal were Jan Berdyszak, Adam Kilian, Kazimierz Mikulski, Zofia Pietrusińska, Leokadia Serafinowicz, Zygmunt Smandzik, Zofia Stanisławska-Howrukowa and Jerzy Zitzman in 1979.