28 Jun 2019 – 16 Sep 2019
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
“Today’s world is hypnotised by the idea that nothing is more successful than success, that there is a recipe for everything and that the experts always are the best qualified. DOX is a place where the tyranny of the experts is thrown into doubt. DOX provides an arena for antagonisms, false starts, rejected projects and experiments. DOX is a place where the unpredictability of art is
a value which facilitates unexpected benefits. It is with this conviction that, in 2008, DOX commenced its activity.”
Leoš Válka, Director
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design is now in its seventh year of successful activity. The project originated as a private initiative, founded on the conviction that Prague belongs on the map of contemporary art and lacked such an alternative centre. Over the course of the six years of its existence, DOX has presented more than a hundred and twenty exhibition projects, over five hundred accompanying programmes and more than six hundred educational and family programmes. Today it ranks amongst the most progressive artistic institutions in the Czech Republic, and enjoys wide popularity amongst the public.
The name DOX has its origin in the Greek word doxa , which amongst other things means a method of understanding, an opinion, a conviction. The DOX Centre is perceived as a dynamic cultural platform and an arena for a confrontation of different approaches and tendencies. Thanks to its independence from state institutions and to a programme founded on international co-operation, the opening of the centre marked the beginning of a fundamental, pioneering enterprise on the Czech cultural scene.