WELCOME TO HARD TIMES

18 Oct 2018 – 4 Feb 2019

We’re open to all, now also you

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday:
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday:
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday:
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday:
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
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You don’t have to know much to know that the world has seen better days, so what are we doing about it? What are you doing about it? Apathy is one of the many issues we’re not talking about.

But why don’t people care about what’s going on in the world?
a. It doesn’t affect them directly
b. They can’t do anything about it.
c. They’ve seen it all before.
Instead, we go to the gym...

As a society we’ve never been sicker or more obsessed with exercise than we are today. New fitness concepts are being launched every day, but they’re all much of a muchness, really. Instead of the 7-minute workout there’s the 6-minute workout, instead of having to choose between yoga or acrobatics, they’ve been combined. But now there is a workout that challenges your body, your mind and your morals, and it might even be good for the world.

A workout that forces you to take on the big issues threatening our world every day - you can’t ignore them in this gym! Sweat out your guilt and your obliviousness, train your awareness, face the beasts head on. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a six-pack, or maybe you’ll come up with a solution to ocean pollution, or poverty.

In this interactive installation the space will be transformed into a gym, where you work out your muscles as you grapple with the issues facing the world. After your workout you’llfeel invigorated, informed and maybe even willing to be a little bit more aware of what’s really going on in the world.

Exhibition Concept: Erik Kessels

Artists:
Elinor Milchan - My Love Answer Me project            
Antuan Rodriguez  - Left or Right project curated by Marisa Caichiolo
Viktor Frešo

The visit of artist Elinor Milchan in Prague has been supported by the Embassy of the State of Israel in Prague.

Keep exploring

6 Premieres

Six new works by four renowned composers – Roland Dahinden, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Jan Dobiáš, and Dag Magnus Narvesen – will be performed in one night. There will be not only internationally renowned soloists, but also larger ensembles – the original and variable PMP Orchestra, the PMP Ensemble, and Dust in the Groove.


Industrial Culture and the figure of Genesis P-Orridge

This special evening will introduce the figure of Genesise P-Orridge in more detail through a documentary screening followed by a discussion with cultural historians Nicolas Ballet and Carl Abrahamsson.


Shelter

Contemporary music performed by the BERG Orchestra – new season opening! Czech premiere of a monumental work Shelter by three composers and founders of the New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can.


Klangforum Wien II.

The second evening of the Prague Offspring series presents premieres of five new works by Czech and Slovak composers written for Klangforum Wien, commemorates the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, and climaxes with the Czech premiere of Nether, a dazzling work by the composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders.


Klangforum Wien I.

For the third time, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art will be the venue for Prague Offspring, a Prague Spring Festival concert format dedicated to the latest in contemporary music. This will be last time that Klangforum Wien will be appearing in the role of ensemble-in-residence.


Commander

The unique production combines a physical theatre performance with live music and a film starring child actors of Farm in the Cave studio to communicate an urgent, yet widely overlooked, topic – the online radicalisation of youth.



Commander

The unique production combines a physical theatre performance with live music and a film starring child actors of Farm in the Cave studio to communicate an urgent, yet widely overlooked, topic – the online radicalisation of youth.



KAFKAesque

The exhibition KAFKAesque focuses on reflections on Kafka’s work and poetics in contemporary visual art offering not a historical perspective of his work, but a view that reflects our present-day situation with all its complexities and ambiguities.


It Is a Painful Thing to Be Alone: We Are But One

It Is a Painful Thing to Be Alone: We Are But One is the first major posthumous presentation in Europe of the work of artist, musician, writer, occultist and cultural engineer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950-2020).


Beata Hlavenková & Kristina Barta

In the DOX+ hall, SOČR will present a double concert by singer and pianist Beata Hlavenková and jazz pianist Kristina Barta. The premiere will feature new compositions as well as music inspired by poetry.


Point of View

The world is a place that originates and exists largely in our imaginations. How do we imagine a place for art? And what should it look like for learning? The point of view is a space of uncertainty but also of new experience; a space that shows potential of stereotypes, fear, making mistakes, and changing mind-sets.


Is this the end?
No, it's the beginning.