The INSITE Journal is a quarterly online publication focused on the intersection of art and the public sphere.
VIEWPOINTS is a forum featuring contributions by a diverse group of practitioners sharing their perspectives on the main themes of the editions of INSITE Journal.
"In this encroachment of the unexpected I find it difficult not to retreat. Introspection can be a positive impulse, but it means nothing if it is not turned eventually into action." —Pablo Helguera
"Post the coronavirus crisis, when we begin to venture out and travel again, could we imagine a different way of moving around the world and a different sort of art world circuit? I am interested in the idea of the slow residency, where our experience of getting from our place of origin to our destination could be as much a part of our residency experience as being in that new place." —Donna Conwell
CONVERSATIONS showcases edited versions of interviews, lectures, and talks selected from the INSITE Archive—many being made available to the public for the first time. The initiative also features recently produced dialogues focused on art and society with invited artists, curators, scholars and practitioners from a variety of fields.
“I look at people conscious of how in some ways enclosed, bubble they are by having this 'audio umbilical cord' that keeps them in touch in one case in a café in Lisbon, this man may have been talking to family, friends, comrades in a village in Africa, and yet also in some ways removes them from their actual circumstance of still being fixed in time and place and in some ways distracted and abstracted from the conditions of the present and a specifically locality as well.” —Sally Stein
“Because of the book, the exhibition was clear and very well structured, and had a beginning which was a process, like a room gallery in which these issues were very visible. How he migrated from black and white towards color as a sensibility to the aesthetic of the work, and how philosophy, sociology, and literary sources were crucial to understand the narrative of the work." -Gabriela Rangel
CLOSEUP produces short, curated glimpses of projects undertaken for the six versions of INSITE—in most cases using previously unpublished documentation.
Shortly after being mugged in a taxi, Miguel Calderón began hailing cabs in the hope of convincing a driver to take him from Mexico City to the border between Tijuana and San Diego—a venture that would become the basis for his work for INSITE.
Brazilian artist Mônica Nador began her project for inSITE2000 with a two-month residency in the community of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana. Challenging traditional notions of the role of the artist and audience, Nador worked with ten families in the community to implement a collaborative form of decoration for the exterior of their homes.