A self proclaimed “alternative showroom in public space, a vitrine on Oranienstrasse”, SOX demonstrates an innovative approach to intermingling art with the “every-day”. For, not immediately distinguishable as an art-space, one could momentarily mistake it for an elaborate window display -given it’s location on Oranienstrasse: lined with kiosks, cafés, gig-venues, shops and and nestled as it is between 2 commercial window displays, .

Facing a diverse and often unaware 24 hour audience, this unimposing non-profit, “contribution” from the art world, exists unmanned – with no personnel poised ready to “explain” it’s worth or intent.

However, despite it’s subtly, the exhibitions have a remarkable way of modulating and impacting the rhythm of the “walked” city, or else employing aesthetics which will eventually catch your eye and draw you in: reflective materials, light instalments, kinetics, interactive features – to name a few.

SOX hosts a diverse programme of young contemporary artists (with exhibits changing every 6-7 weeks).




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