Publications

Juan Garaizabal: Wandering Church

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Wandering Church, which in 2011 featured a large 3D installation (a model of the Understanding the Bethlehem Church project, 4.75 m high) by conceptual artist Juan Garaizabal in the tower of the DOX Centre. The exhibition recorded the artist’s creative process, and its central ideal was to point out buildings that had disappeared, a monumental absence in the urban space, and the energy that occur around them. 


Texts: Juan Garaizabal, Ramiro Villapadierna

Graphic design: Hedvika Marešová

Print: T.A. Print


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

29 pages, Czech – English

Price: 190 CZK

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Martin Parr: Assorted Cocktail

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Assorted Cocktail by prominent British documentary photographer Martin Parr, a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency and one of the most highly respected contemporary artists who influenced an entire generation of photographers. The Prague exhibition also included samples from his large collection of objects and curiosities reflecting political and social events – for example a teapot shaped like Margaret Thatcher’s head, a watch bearing Saddam Hussain’s likeness, or toilet paper with Usama Bin Laden. 


Editor: Irena Šorfová

Texts: Thomas Weski, Irena Šorfová

Graphic design: Jan Zachariáš – Atelijéur Půda

Print: T. A. Print


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

73 pages, Czech – English

Price: 250 CZK

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Prison: No Limits for Art

Over the span of six months, convicts in seven Czech prisons and leading contemporary artists jointly created dozens of original works of art. The Prison: No Limits for Art project focused on interconnecting two distant worlds that were “artificially” separated. The exhibition featured over thirty artistic duos (artist and convict) under the leadership of leading Czech artists such as Michal Pěchouček, Pavel Sterec , Tomáš Svoboda, David Böhm, Jaromír 99, Pasta Oner, Markéta Hlinovská, Tereza Sochorová, or  Patricie Fexová. 


Editors: Ondřej Horák, Ondřej Chrobák, Martina Reková

Texts: Ondřej Horák, Marek Pokorný, Tomáš Rejda, Martina Reková, Leoš Válka and authos of the projects.

Graphic Design: Tereza Hejmová

Print: Label


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Moravian gallery in Brno, 2011

94 pages, Czech – English

Price: 290 CZK

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The Lucifer Effect: Encountering Evil

The exhibition The Lucifer Effect: Encountering Evil was inspired by the book of the same name by leading US psychologist Philip Zimbardo, which deals with how surprisingly easy it is for us to commit evil acts. The ease with which someone can be made to fail morally is illustrated by the landmark psychology experiments conducted at American universities in the 1960s and 70s, and whose artistic reconstructions in the works of Rod Dickinson and Artur Żmijewski constitute the initial part of the exhibition. The exhibition presented works by international artists and art groups such as Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Harun Farocki, Antoni Muntadas, bureau d’études, Magdalena Jetelová, or Pode Bal.



Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Richard Cortés, Harun Farocki, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Hans D. Christ, Magdalena Jetelová, Zdena Kolečková, Stanley Milgram, W.T.J. Mitchell, Pode Bal, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Philip Zimbardo, Artur Zmijewski and more.

Graphic design: Jaroslav Anděl, Kristýna Greplová

Print: Daniel


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

235 pages, Czech – English

Price: 690 CZK

 

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Thinking Without Limits: Inspired by Rudolf Steiner

This large double catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art / Thinking without limits, which attempted to convey to the viewer the world of this important twentieth-century thinker’s universalist ideas through a selection of his drawings, as well as through the work of contemporary artists including Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz, Karel Malich, Giuseppe Penone, Anish Kapoor, Olafur Eliasson, and many others. The exhibition was also shown in 2010 at the Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, and in 2011 at the Stuttgart Kunstmuseum.


Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Michael Kurtz, Josef Váchal, Markus Brüderlin, Ulrike Groos, Rainer Rappmann

Graphic design: Carton Clan

Print: T. A. Print


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

284 pages, Czech – English

Price: 590 CZK
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Publications of 2010

Chelsea Hotel: Ghost of Bohemia / Julia Calfee: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Chelsea Hotel: Ghosts of Bohemia and the related Inside the Chelsea Hotel project. The Ghosts of Bohemia exhibition focused on three key artists connected to this legendary place – Harry Smith, Andy Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe, and emphasized the fundamental significance of Bohemianism for modern culture and questions regarding its relevance at a time when it is said that Bohemianism is disappearing. Inside the Chelsea Hotel presented a unique set of photos by Julie Calfee, who lived in there for four years and managed to create one of the most authentic portraits of the hotel. 


Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Victor Bockris, Jonas Mekas, Sherrill Tippins

Graphic design: Věra Marešová, Carton Clan

Print: Trico


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2009

144 pages, Czech – English

Price: 350 CZK

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František Matoušek: de Nimes

František Matoušek’s exhibition entitled de Nimes presented the work of this exceptional Czech artist, who like many other artists of his generation, often touches upon the topic of memory. However, he does so in a manner that is very personal and specific, both in the materials and painting technique he chooses. For Matoušek paints on denim, whose origin is encoded in the very fabric’s very name (from Nîmes, i.e. de Nîmes). His choice of this material refers to the not so distant era of “real socialism” in which Matoušek grew up, when denim symbolized the desire for a freer life. 

Editor: Jaroslav Anděl
Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Jan H. Vitvar
Graphic design: Jaroslav Anděl, Carton Clan
Print: Trico

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010
61 pages, Czech – English
Price: 200 CZK
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Gilbert & George: Roads 1972 – 1992

The Roads 1972 – 1992 exhibition introduced the respected duo of  Gilbert & George to the Czech public through six of their works of art created between 1972 and 1992. The artists, who rose to prominence at the beginning of the 1970s through a specific type of performance art called “living sculptures”, are today connected to colourized photographs assembled into larger-format regular grids. The subtitle for the Roads exhibition was derived from the largest work (253 x 639 cm) shown at the exhibition.

Editor: Otto M. Urban

Texts: Otto M. Urban

Graphic design: Atelijéur Půda

Print: T. A. Print


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010

34 pages, Czech – English

Price: 190 CZK

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Jan Kaplický – His Own Way

The Jan Kaplický – His Own Way exhibition was open to the public at the same time as when a film by director Olga Špátová on the architect’s life entered Czech cinemas. The goal of the exhibition was to present Jan Kaplický’s personality and work in the broadest possible artistic context, from architectural models to jewellery and fashion.

Texts: Deyan Sudjic, Eva Jiřičná
2010, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
38 pages, Czech – English
Price: 450 CZK
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Metropolis – Legends of Czech Street Art and Graffiti

After its success in the Czech Pavilion at the EXPO 2010 exhibition in Shanghai, China, the Metropolis – Legends of Czech Street Art and Graffiti exhibition returned to the Czech Republic in slightly modified form customized for the interior of the DOX Centre, giving Czech viewers a chance to judge the quality and development of six artists who have been in the public eye for a good fifteen years now Masker, Pasta, Tron, Skarf, Cryptic 257 and Point. In creating the exhibition’s common concept, the artists focused on showing a city that exists in their imagination. In visitors’ eyes they demolished a gallery space with four walls, and replaced it with objectified graffiti in an unusual urban environment.

Foreword: Blanka Čermáková
Graphic design: Michal Škapa
Print: T. A. Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010
32 pages, Czech – English
Price: 190 CZK
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