the sochi project
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.
Opening of the exhibition: December 6,2014 at 6.00 p.m.
On view through: February 8, 2015
Meeting with authors / guided tour of the exhibition in English: December 7, 2014 at 3.00 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Cellars)
Free admission to the exhibition and all events
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.
Photo: Rob Hornstra
Exhibition “The Sochi Project. An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus” has been organized with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mondriaan Fund.
On view through February 8, 2015.