From Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea, to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on the Pacific Ocean, Russia covers eleven time zones. To emphasise the diversity of Russia’s cultural wealth, the exhibition The Twelfth Time Zone: A Contemporary Art Report from Russia is being organised around the route of the Trans-Siberian railway, beyond the already known cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The title of the project refers to the vast expanse of Russia. The twelfth time zone symbolises the arts. It might actually be the only way to understand this enormous space. More than an exhibition, it is an immersive documentary that reflects the large range of thriving artistic practices encountered in the twelve cities the train stops off in. An artist from Kaliningrad is also working on a new creation on the train itself, in a thirteenth time zone so to speak. 
Come and discover this unique experience that uncovers this yet unknown Russian territory. 
Get on board east of Moscow, in places as diverse as Perm, Ulan-Ude, Tyumen and Irkutsk. Don’t miss the Trans-Siberian as, just this once, it stops off just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ Central Station!


Provmyza (Nizhny Novgorod)
Elena Slobtseva (Perm)
Where Dogs Run (Yekaterinburg)
Anton Vinogradov (Tyumen)
Damir Muratov (Omsk)
Konstantin Skotnikov (Novosibirsk)
Natasha Yudina (Tomsk)
Alexey Martins  (Krasnoyarsk)
Elena Anosova (Irkutsk)
Zorikto Dorzhiev (Ulan-Ude)
Svetlana Tikanova (Khabarovsk)
Inna Dodiomova (Vladivostok) 
With a special guest appearance by Aleksandra Artamanova (Kaliningrad)

Curated by Inke Arns & Dieter Roelstraete
Curatorial advisor: Antonio Geusa (NCCA)

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