WELCOME TO HARD TIMES

18 Oct 2018 – 4 Feb 2019

We’re open to all, now also you

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday:
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday:
11 a.m. – 7 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

Daaaaaalí!

A young French journalist tried to meet artist Salvador Dalí repeatedly for a documentary film project which never gets off the ground. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


France

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


Under the Silver Lake

A fun, multi-genre romp full of bizarre plot twists, it follows Sam as he embarks on a surreal quest to decode the secrets, scandals and conspiracies lurking in the depths of Los Angeles following the disappearance of his mysterious neighbour. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. Eye for an eye, heart for a heart. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


Sunset

This visually compelling historical drama follows 20-year-old Irisz Leiter, who arrives in the Hungarian capital after spending her adolescence in an orphanage, and is suddenly confronted with her own past and a dark secret surrounding her family. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


Nothing

Nothing is a raw and unedited story about a group of young people who, faced with the meaninglessness of life, venture away from the safety and innocence of childhood. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


The Northerners

During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


About Endlessness

With About Endlessness, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


Pacifiction

Pacifiction offers a tropical story with an exotic plot set in a nuclear threat environment. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


Transit

A melodrama with political themes, set in several timelines, it unfolds the story of George, who must decide whether to take on a new identity, linked, among other things, to a mysterious femme fatale. The movie is screened in the summer cinema on the terrace of DOX+.


DOX Summer Cinema

We are introducing a unique summer project combining DOX and Edison Filmhub. Together we have prepared a summer cinema in a unique location – on the roof of DOX+, offering a total of 11 screenings on a large outdoor screen and great sound with wireless headphones.


Adam Štech: houellebecq!

The exhibition houellebecq! by Adam Štech is neither a tribute to the French writer Michel Houellebecq nor an illustration of his works. Nor does it attempt to interpret or explain anything of his texts. Štech explores primarily himself, mediated in any way.


Point of View: Identity

Another instalment of the long-term project, which combines the format of an exhibition and a classroom and focuses on the theme of human identity. Who am I? What am I? The human form naturally takes centre stage; the body, its clothing, its behaviour. A person's identity and the different ways of looking at it.


Thin Skin

A performance by established circus acrobat Eliška Brtnická and her hypnotic production Thin Skin at the interface of movement installation and contemporary circus in the spaces of the DOX Centre.



Thin Skin

A performance by established circus acrobat Eliška Brtnická and her hypnotic production Thin Skin at the interface of movement installation and contemporary circus in the spaces of the DOX Centre.



Pavel Forman: Transforman

The exhibition will present thirty of the latest works by the painter Pavel Forman. The title of the exhibition can be understood as a play on words, referring of course to the artist’s name and at the same time to his favourite forms and approaches, which are in a sense “trans”, i.e. metamorphosing, transitional or mutating.


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.


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