DJ Curator: KAFKAesque

9 Feb – 22 Sep 2024

Education without limits, a programme with a beginning and an end

Who is it for? For the general public | for junior high school and high school students (a suitable supplement for Art, Media Studies, Social Studies/Social Science Basics, Czech)

How long is it? 120–150 min

How? Live in DOX or we will prepare an online version for you.

How much does it cost for a school group? 200 CZK/person for groups of 10 to 25 people  | accompanying teacher free

How much for any other group? 350 CZK/person for groups of 10 or more

When and how to order? Ideally the programme should be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance, to pre-book the programme please fill in the booking form.

Cancellation? At least one workday in advance, otherwise a cancellation fee of CZK 500 applies

Reservations and other information: or 295 568 104 |

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
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Educational programme from the permanent offer of ROLE (IN) ART for the exhibition KAFKAesque

role “curator”

The DJ Curator educational programme aims to introduce students to the role of the curator in the operation of contemporary art, highlighting the importance of choice and selection. Against the backdrop of the exhibition KAFKAesque, which provides a specific and original perspective on how the work and legacy of writer Franz Kafka is reflected in contemporary artworks, pupils and students will experience the important role of “selection” in the operation of art. To select means to make a choice, to decide, to determine definitively, which are essential competences not only for artistic practice but also for life in the contemporary world oversaturated with visual stimuli.

Art is not a toy that people have created to keep themselves from getting bored. Art is a specific language and medium that we learn to communicate with throughout our lives – just as we communicate in our mother tongue, we can also speak the language of art, and the curator is a guide who tries to help us find our way. Their choice, their selection, limits us, but at the same time advances us. The curator is the one who has the final word, the one who presents art to the public, who searches for artists or thinks about art and passes this understanding on to others, just as a DJ does with music.

So, as part of the programme, after an introductory discussion, pupils and students will try out the selection and presentation process described above using digital technologies directly in the exhibition in groups. They can then work with the outputs in their own school environment.