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.
“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produces short, curated glimpses of projects undertaken for the six versions of INSITE—in most cases using previously unpublished documentation.
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.
"The erasure drawings are site-specific as wall drawings, thereby implicating the space of their execution in the viewer’s experience of the image. The idea of personalizing the experience of a public work through its reliance on the viewer’s memory has been a way of bridging the idea of what is public and what is private." – Gary Simmons, INSITE97.