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Opening Reception

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

Wednesday, June 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

FREE

Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it found itself in the glare of international media attention.

The exhibition The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus offers alternative perspectives and in-depth reporting on this remarkable region, the site of the most expensive Olympic Games ever—one that sat at the combustible crossroads of war, tourism, and history.

Image: Rob Hornstra, The Beach, Adler, Sochi region, Russia, 2011

The Sochi Project is made possible, in part, with generous support from the Mondriaan Fund and the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Aperture’s exhibitions receive support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and additional public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus