Through widening the domains of contemporary culture and promoting
creative use of new media REX:
- supports production and presentation of analytical and critical
- promotes values of open and democratic society and culture and
art that reflect current civil needs and initiatives
- carries out projects in collaboration with cultural workers active
on local or ex-Yugoslav scene
- carries out programmes in Belgrade and throughout Serbia with
the aim of playing an active part in the European cultural milieu:
organizes guest visits of various artists, participates in forums
and workshops, initiates and carries out international projects,
exchanges programmes and experiences with similar centres
- insists on working with young people and audience, emphasizing
educational aspect of such an activity
- creates a "free zone" for discussion about current political and
In building REX, our starting points are the belief that art is
a means of communication and the "ideology" of networking.In terms
of organization and editorial policy, the centre promotes the idea
of "migration as the oxygen of cultural diversity and development".
Our aim is to continue our work as well as develop and further the
overall attitude, present in our programmes, promoted through previous
activities of REX = development of a cultural centre that emphasizes
the role of education and social engagement in its treatment of
contemporary art and culture and follows the world's latest trends
in the development of new technologies.
REX will promote the "culture of curiosity" instead of the "culture
of expectation". It will give support to young art forms, develop
the practice of launching independent initiatives, provide a platform
for exchange and collaboration and use creative models of communication
with wider audience.
We will explore borderline fields and fields where different branches
of art and culture and interactive forms of expression overlap.
In our previous work - due to turbulent political events - we went
through a number of phases: from 1994 till April 1999, we were situated
in 16 Jevrejska Street (Cinema REX). During the bombing, till the
beginning of 2000, we worked in flats of our collaborators and presented
local production over the Internet and through programmes we organized
after the bombing in various venues in the city (Cyber REX). From
January till the beginning of December that year, we worked in rented
offices carrying out projects in friendly institutions in Belgrade
and all over Serbia (REX). In November 2000, REX returned to 16
Jevrejska Street. The centre functions as an independent non-governmental
and non-profit organization.
REX develops and fosters the vital spirit of action and makes it
possible for artistic expression to cross the border separating
the existing and the new. REX is an institution dedicated to giving
support to socially engaged culture and critical social dialogue.