Vzducholod’ Gulliver, Photo Jan Slavk
DOX
Centre for Contemporary Art / Prague

The largest independent institution focusing on contemporary art in the Czech Republic, which thanks to a private initiative opened to the public in 2008. A former factory in Prague’s Holešovice district that has become an example of cutting-edge contemporary architecture. Exhibition areas, the DOX+ multifunctional hall, the Gulliver Airship, a design shop, a bookstore, and the Fine Art Archive. A program that spans genres, where art, literature, theatre, and music transform everyday experience. Space for critical public discussion on important topics that shape our world. Conviction that things can be done differently. DOX is all this, and more.

The mission of DOX center is to create an environment for the exploration, presentation, and discussion of important social topics, where the visual arts, literature, the performing arts, and other disciplines facilitate a critical approach to the “reality” of today’s world.

The name DOX is derived on the Greek word doxa, which among other things means a way of perceiving things, an opinion, a conviction. Through exhibitions of contemporary art, performances, and events such as discussions, readings, workshops, concerts, and film screenings, plus educational programs, DOX addresses topics and issues that shape today’s world. DOX is a platform for social interaction, a place where art transforms everyday experience.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Vzducholod’ Gulliver

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Photo Benedikt Markel

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Nadejne Vyhlidky, Photo Jan Slavik

Eliška Brtnická, Thin Skin

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Vítejte v těžkých časech

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Matej Kren
DOX
Centre for Contemporary Art / Prague

The largest independent institution focusing on contemporary art in the Czech Republic, which thanks to a private initiative opened to the public in 2008. A former factory in Prague’s Holešovice district that has become an example of cutting-edge contemporary architecture. Exhibition areas, the DOX+ multifunctional hall, the Gulliver Airship, a design shop, a bookstore, and the Fine Art Archive. A program that spans genres, where art, literature, theatre, and music transform everyday experience. Space for critical public discussion on important topics that shape our world. Conviction that things can be done differently. DOX is all this, and more.

The mission of DOX center is to create an environment for the exploration, presentation, and discussion of important social topics, where the visual arts, literature, the performing arts, and other disciplines facilitate a critical approach to the “reality” of today’s world.

The name DOX is derived on the Greek word doxa, which among other things means a way of perceiving things, an opinion, a conviction. Through exhibitions of contemporary art, performances, and events such as discussions, readings, workshops, concerts, and film screenings, plus educational programs, DOX addresses topics and issues that shape today’s world. DOX is a platform for social interaction, a place where art transforms everyday experience.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Vzducholod’ Gulliver

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Photo Benedikt Markel

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Nadejne Vyhlidky, Photo Jan Slavik

Eliška Brtnická, Thin Skin

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Vítejte v těžkých časech

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / Matej Kren
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