Photography Exhibition: “The Sochi Project”

19-11-2014

Photography exhibition “The Sochi Project. An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus” by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen will be one of the most intriguing events accompanying this year’s WATCH DOCS IFF. The opening of the show with the participation of its authors will be held at 6.00 PM on December 6 in the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle.

The exhibition “The Sochi Project. An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus” is a first Polish presentation of the joint enterprise of Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen, who worked together since 2007 to document the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Hornstra and van Bruggen’s project is not only the artists’ personal statement on the condition of Putin’s Russia but also an attempt to depict the intricate history of the North Caucasus. Subsequent visits of the authors in this region are presented in a series of publications on successive stages of their journey; the latest photo book, which also accompanies the exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, was published by the Aperture Foundation. The online, interactive version of “The Sochi Project” (https://www.thesochiproject.org/) was featured in the program of the 26th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
 
 
The Sochi Project
Photo: Rob Hornstra 
 
 
Exhibition “The Sochi Project. An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus” has been prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mondriaan Fund.
 
On view through February 8, 2015.