The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art was selected as the best gallery in Prague by the local visitors already several times. This gallery has exceptional exhibitions reflecting current topics in our society. Furthermore, on the top of the DOX, you can find the iconic Airship Gulliver that is the must-see of your cultural exploration of Prague.
You can find the DOX in a former factory building since the whole district of Holešovice used to be an industrial heart of Prague in the 19th century. Today, instead of the old factory, you can freely walk in a vast white complex full of unusual art.
This extensive exhibition space allows displaying large-scale exhibitions reflecting current trends and topics of our society. Usually, you can find here new exhibitions every few months accompanied by conferences, workshops, film projections, or discussions with interesting guests, both Czech and international from various countries.
The word DOX comes from the Greek word doxa. Among other things, it means a way of perceiving things and opinions. The DOX aims to develop critical thinking and discussions in our society. It can be done across several disciplines, such as painting, sculptures, literature, theatre, movies, architecture, design, or use of new media. The boundaries are almost limitless, and it can provoke a new way of thinking about important topics.
Besides the exhibition space, you can find here a nice café with an outdoor terrace and a view of the Gulliver Airship. I appreciate the local design store Qubus where you can find Czech design goods, but also a bookstore with excellent selection on modern design books.
At the rooftop of the DOX, you can find the 42 meters long wooden and steel structure of airship called Gulliver. It is a breathtaking construction both from outside and inside. Gulliver serves as a space for public discussions, events, and workshops accompanying the current exhibitions. However, you can admire it during your regular visit to DOX. You don’t need to wait for a particular program. It is an impressive space, especially during the sunny days when the rays of the sun are brightening the interior of the airship.
In 2018, the DOX expanded its premises and opened a new theatre in the courtyard. From outside, it looks like a piece of upholstered furniture. Inside, it is a generous modern space where you can enjoy experimental performances, musical concerts, and movie festivals. Check the actual program of DOX theatre.