First set in Moscow as a part of the special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale for contemporary art, INSIDEOUT presented 8 days of public meetings in apartments of Moscow citizens, not connected to contemporary art scene, but whose professional or personal interests embrace the relation between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’. For Russians, whose country’s territory is shared between Europe and Asia, and whose culture and direction politics has been swinging through its complex history, it is difficult culturally and historically to relate to either ‘East’ or’ ‘West’. Through the meetings the artists were trying to research this phenomena from various perspectives (politics, language, everyday life, music, geopolitics, culture, traditions).
All the 8 days of the project were video-documented and edited into a film, that will premier at the first day of symposium.

As the second step of the project the artists look at the researched topics from Amsterdam perspective. How is national identity formed and how the notions of ‘east’ and ‘west’ affect it? How does colonial past/postcolonial history changes national identity? How is visual culture affected by politics of division?


2nd of July 2016
Door to door: The first day of the Symposium will focus on the art practices that involve people from outside of arts. Participants of the Symposium will share their experiences in building personal relations and trust as well as discuss the difference between working in public spaces and in private spaces.
13:00—13:30 Gathering and welcoming drinks
13:30—15:00 Screening of INSIDEOUT film with following conversation between Katia Krupennikova, Olga Ganzha and Masha Ru (No Land’s Men collective)
15:00—15:30 Maja Bekan, artist
15:30—15:45 Break
15:45—16:15 Read-In (Laura Pardo and Serena Lee)
16:15—16:45 Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya), artist
16:45—17:00 Q&As
17:00 Drinks

3rd of July 2016
Imaginary border – East vs. West: The second day will be focused on the notions of the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ from ‘Western’ perspective. Participants of the Symposium will explain their research on identity and materiality that refers to this imaginary opposition.
13:00—13:30 Gathering, welcoming drinks
13:30—14:00 Valentinas Klimasauskas, curator Vilnius
14:00—14:30 Aaron Schuster, writer
14:30—14:45 Break
14:45—15:15 Sanne Oorthuizen, curator
15:15—15:45 Sarah van Lamsweerde, artist
15:45—16:00 Q&As
16.00—16.30 Anastasija Piroženko, Syndromes of Mimicry, screening with Q&As
16:00 Drinks and PAS house warming party

INSIDEOUT is initiated and organized by No Land’s Men foundation.




INSIDEOUT is made possible with support of AFK, Stichting Stokroos, Stiching Strand Links, Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Work of Masha Ru is supported by Mondriaan Fonds.


Katia Krupennikova (RU), Olga Ganzha (RU) and Masha Ru (RU) (No Land’s Men collective)

Maja Bekan (SFRY), artist

Read-In (Laura Pardo (CO) and Serena Lee (CA))

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya (RU)), artist

Valentinas Klimasauskas (LT), curator

Sanne Oorthuizen (NL), curator

Aaron Schuster (US), writer

Sarah van Lamsweerde (NL), artist

More information:

INSIDEOUT, step one:
INSIDEOUT, step two:

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