Interior view of the bookshop at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2008. Photo: Luca Ackerman
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (DOX ) is an independent, nonprofit organization that opened its doors to the public in October 2008, and has since realized almost three successful years of existence. During this short time, DOX introduced more than forty exhibitions and 200 educational and accompanying programs. Its mission is: to present and advance contemporary art in the context of issues that are changing today’s world; to support the presentation of Czech artists and art students in an international context by providing a platform for an open dialogue between the local and international art scene; to approach and cross boundaries between different fields, art forms, and media such as architecture, design, sculpture, painting, photography, and new media; to provide new connections between regional and international contexts, and to different nationalities and beliefs by opening a dynamic forum for social interaction. In 2010, DOX had up to 76,000 visitors.