A cultural laboratory

REX, B92 cultural centre, is a laboratory for research of new fields of culture. The centre is a member of TEH (Trans Europe Halles), network of European independent cultural centres and the coalition of centres for creative development and use of new media (ECB - European independent cultural centres network).

Through widening the domains of contemporary culture and promoting creative use of new media REX:
- supports production and presentation of analytical and critical culture
- 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 social processes

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.