Saturday June 4: On Un/Common Ground ~ INLAND Nederland Gathering ~Convened by artist Fernando García-Dory, a collaboration between INLAND, Casco, and DAI.

| tag: Arnhem

Taking place as part of the Dutch Art Institute’s off-Sonsbeek program during the opening week of SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION in Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Casco, DAI and INLAND invite you to the first gathering of INLAND Nederland, the official launch of INLAND in the Netherlands. Initiated by artist Fernando García-Dory, INLAND is a “para-institutional“ art praxis that aims to understand and interact with ecological and territorial dynamics between the urban and rural with a particular focus on agro-ecological knowledge, farmer struggles, and art practices in such contexts.
As the first official manifestation and embedding of this practice in the Netherlands, after the introduction of INLAND at Casco last year, the gathering acts as an occasion for the convergence of those who could constitute INLAND Nederland. The aim of which is to collect and draw a topographical survey of urgent INLAND questions pertaining to sites specific to the Netherlands.

In this context, the current participant artists of INLAND Class at DAI will share their artistic research both in individual and collective forms throughout the gathering. The gathering will also be a celebratory moment to launch the publication INLAND Volume: Publishing Class V, where case studies of various rural-cultural actions taking place across the world are filed. The publication is the outcome of the class led by Casco and INLAND at DAI last year, in collaboration with Werkplaats Typografie.

Please note that the gathering, which is part of DAI’s off-Sonsbeek program, is open to the public and will be hosted at a designated tent in the middle of Sonsbeek Park (Steile Tuin), coinciding with the public opening of SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION.

While the afternoon program, between 15:00–21:00 hrs, is open to the public, the morning program, between 10:00–14:00 hrs, and the evening’s dinner afterwards, are by registration only. So please make sure to rsvp in advance by sending an e-mail to


MORNING SESSION ( In Arnhem at Stadstuin Kweekland tbc)

10:00-10:30 Introduction to the gathering and INLAND NL

10:30-11:30 Round table introducing aspects of the rural question in the Netherlands by key actors.

11.30-13.00 Discussion on main questions introduced by experts that INLAND NL could elaborate on from arts perspective.

13:00-13.30 Working groups presentations 13:30-14:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION (tent Sonsbeek Park) 15:00-15:30 Introduction to session
15:30-17:00 presentation by international guests:

INLAND friends from Italy : Alessandra Pomarico, Raphael Daibert INLAND friends from Scotland
Jatiwangi Art Factory , Indonesia : Al Ghore

17:00-18:00 Launch open call artists & locations + group session interactive about the call/locations

18:00-20:00 INLAND Class collective artistic contribution

20:00-21:00 DAI ~ INLAND ~ Dinner with book launch INLAND Volume: Publishing Class V + ongoing Individual projects by INLAND Class participants