Krzysztof Wodiczko: Out/Insider(rs)

At the beginning of 2013, DOX presented one of the largest shows of the work of world-famous artist Krzysztof Wodiczko: Out/Insider(rs). His main topics are war, conflict, trauma, memory, and public communication. In his works, he combines art and technology with a critical approach. At the exhibition, he presented his new work Out/Inside(rs) that was created especially for the DOX exhibition and simultaneously gave it its name. In it, Wodiczko deals with the position of the Roma in the Czech Republic and thus confronts a critical social problem with historical symbols represented by heroes of Czech history. 

Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Jana Horváthová, Iveta Kokyová, Otakar Motejl, Tomáš Netočný, Renata Sedláková, Pavel Varvařovský, Kumar Vishwathanan, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Lajla Žigová

Graphic design: Bedřich Vémola, studio@vemola

Print: Kavka Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2013

242 pages, Czech – English

Price: 490 CZK

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Volker März – Laughing Windows

Bearing the same name as the exhibition that took place at DOX, Volker März – Laughing Windows the book presents the artist’s artistic and literary work. The name applies to personalities that for März became important “windows”, allowing new perspectives on the world. The word “laughing” refers to the humour and irony that are an important part of the work contained in the book. 

Editor: Jürgen Krueger

Texts: Volker März

Print: GRASPO CZ, a. s., Zlín

jovis Verlag GmbH, Berlin, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2013

215 pages,  Czech – English

Price:  590 CZK
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Publications of 2012

Amor Psyche Action – Vienna

In the fall of 2012, an exhibition culled from the collections of Viennese collector and gallery owner Juliis Hummel, entitled Amor Psyche Action – Vienna, presented the artistic direction called Viennese actionism, which in the 1960s fought for individual freedom and made significant contributions to greater interpersonal and sexual tolerance. The exhibition featured artists such as Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Adolf Frohner, Gerhard Rühm, Padhi Frieberger, Friederike Pezold, Peter Weibel, Christian Ludwig Attersee, and others. 

Editors: Julius Hummel, Silvia  Jaklitsch, Barbara Toifl, Karin Friesenbichler

Texts: Reinhard Priessnitz, Pilar Parcerisas, August Ruhs, Michaela Pöschl, Almuth Spiegler, Andrea Schurian, Karl Iro Goldblat

Catalogue concept: Julius Hummel

Print: Remaprint, Vienna

DOX Prague, a. s., 2012

349 pages, Czech, German, English

Price: 690 CZK

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Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives

The extensive exhibition Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives presented over thirty artists from around the world, who through their work mapped social change in society and joined their narratives into a greater common one. The exhibition was divided into several areas, whose sequence and contents gave the narratives a broader perspective, a sort of cartography of hope, which should provide inspiration for the creation of a new narrative. The goal of the project was to instigate the creation of platforms for positive change based on cooperation between artists, social scientists, activists, and citizens on the local and international level. Participating artists included Daniel García Andújar, Eva Bakkeslett, Michael Bielicky and Kamila Richter, Matthew Connors, Krištof Kintera, Suzanne Lacy, Christian Nold, Sascha Pohflepp and Karsten Schmidt, Oliver Ressler, Krzysztof Wodiczko, or the Ztohoven group. 

Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Daniel García Andújar, Kader Attia, Eva Bakkeslett, Michael Bielický Kamila Richter, Matthew Connors, Toril Johannessen and more.

Graphic design: Jaroslav Anděl

Print: Kavka Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012

275 pages, Czech – English

Price: 550 CZK

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Jan Jakub Kotík: Forces of Resistance

The exhibition Forces of resistance by US artist of Czech origin Jan Jakub Kotík did not view the work of this prematurely deceased artist through the politically-based sphere of topics typical for his work, but rather attempted to take an analytic perspective on the tools and structural elements that Kotík uses, and focused primarily on the commonplace household objects that became the chief element of his work. 

Editor: Markéta Stará

Texts: Markéta Stará, Ondřej Chrobák, Chris Real

Layout and Lithographs: Made in Vietnam (František Kast, Radek Brousil)

Print: T. A. Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012

79 pages, Czech – English

Price: 650 CZK

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Karel Nepraš

This retrospective exhibition of the work of Karel Nepraš, one of few leading Czech artists whom Czech museum and gallery institutions owed a major exhibition and publication, examined his sculpture and drawings within the context of their period, and for the first time provided an overall view of a body of work without which we cannot imagine Czech sculpture of the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition featured Nepraš’s paramount works as well as lesser-known or entirely unknown ones. This extensive monograph offers detailed documentation and texts by a number of authors who wrote about his work. 

Editor: Jaroslav Anděl

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl, Miloš Havelka, Magdalena Juříková, Jan Kříž, Paul Wilson

Graphic design: Carton Clan

Print: Kavka Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012

271 pages, Czech – English

Price: 690 CZK
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Membra Disjecta for John Cage. Wanting to say something about John

The exhibition was conceived as a tribute to John Cage on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 20th anniversary of his death. Its title, Membra Disjecta for John Cage, refers to his famous method of treatment for various inspirational sources as well as to the historic, aesthetic and media heterogeneity of the exhibited works. The subtitle of the exhibition, Wanting to Say Something About John, is a reference to Cage’s homage to Marcel Duchamp. The exhibition featured work by artists from around the world, such as Milan Adamciak, Tyler Adams, Stephen Addiss, Robert Ashley, Sam Ashley, Conny Blom, William Brovelli/Margaret Leng Tan, Milan Grygar, and others.

Editors: Jozef Cseres, Georg Weckwerth

Texts: Jozef Cseres, Robert Ashley, Petr Kotík

Graphic design: Jiří Šigut – CONCEPT

Print: Printo, spol. s.r.o.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012

226 pages, Czech – English

Price: 550 CZK

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Publications of  2011

Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana: Nina Beier, Jiří Kovanda, Marie Lund

The exhibition project by Nina Beier, Jiří Kovanda and Marie Lund named Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana for the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art was their first joint concept. It combined conceptual, minimalist, and contextual approaches with a new interest in sculpture and the object. The project was conceived as a conversation between the artists and the curator, which also determined the selection of individual works located over three floors in less apparent contexts. 

Editor: Edith Jeřábková

Layout and Lithographs: Jan Šerých

Print: T. A. Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

63 pages, Czech – English

Price: 150 CZK

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Hughie O´Donoghue: The Road

This double catalogue for the exhibition The Road presented prominent Irish artist Hughie O´Donoghue, who in his series of paintings works with topics of time and memory. His large-format canvases capture figures jumping or falling, reflecting the tragic relationship between the jumpter, symbolizing an intentional passage to “the world on the other side”, with media images of people desperately jumping from the World Trade Centre towers. The Road, which represented the exhibition’s central series, became a key element for the artist – a metaphor as well as a symbol of the journey, abandonment of home and family, the courage to set out into the unknown. 

Texts: Aidan Dunne, Hughie O´Donoghue, Tanja Pirsig-Marschall

Graphic design: Hilda Reid, Carton Clan

Print: T. A. Print

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

35 pages: catalogue of photographs, 32 pages: catalogue of texts, Czech – English

Price: 250 CZK

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Jirka Kolar: Williamsburg

Williamsburg, an exhibition by Czech artist Jirka Kolar, who emigrated at the beginning of the 1980s to the USA, presented twenty of his large-format photos from 2009-2011 from the Williamsburg series, named after the New York neighbourhood where the author lives, and where he developed his typical technique of photographic manipulation – painting and scratching the positive, and subsequent digital processing. 

Texts: Jaroslav Anděl

Graphic design: Kristýna Greplová

Print: TRICO Praha

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

46 pages, Czech – English

Price: 200 CZK
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