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The Sochi Project

An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

Exhibition: 18 Oct – 20 Oct 2013

Fri 18 Oct 18:30

FOTODOC - Sakharov Centre

Building 6, 57 Zemlyanoy Val Street
105120 Moscow

+7 916-675-4190



On Friday 18 October at 5pm, two alternative openings of The Sochi Project's cancelled Moscow exhibition will be organised simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre / Fotodok Центр Документальной Фотографии (in collaboration with Lenta.Ru) in Moscow. A small part of the cancelled exhibition will be shown in Moscow. At the same time, an online version of the cancelled exhibition will go live on Russia's largest news portal, Lenta.ru.

A video link will be set up during the shadow opening between the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow. The exhibition in Amsterdam will be opened by Sjeng Scheijen, artistic director of the 2013 Netherlands-Russia Year. The Russian opening will be led by Yury Saprykin, a well-known opinion maker and columnist. Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen will then talk about their work and the current situation around The Sochi Project.

"We are extremely proud that critical, independent parties in Moscow have picked up our project and made our exhibition – albeit in modified form – available to a much wider public than it could ever have reached," say Hornstra and Van Bruggen.

Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen were denied entry to Russia earlier this month. Shortly after, Moscow's Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art cancelled The Sochi Project’s retrospective exhibition, due to open this week.

Doors open at 4.30pm in Amsterdam, which is 6.30pm in Moscow. The programme will start around 5.15pm (7.15pm in Moscow). Admission is free and open to all.
The event in Amsterdam is organised in collaboration with SSBA-Salon.