在这一年中，我们也得到了诸多艺术机构和平台的协助与合作：China Residencies和我们在年末开展了以“本土性 ／ 现实性”为题的驻地招募，获得了大量的申请与积极的反馈；我们和美国麻省艺术学院的驻留合作为我们带来了两位年轻而有活力的艺术家；在北京本地，两家非营利机构——激发研究所和缓存空间——都成为了我们的合作伙伴，中间驻留的三位艺术家和研究员在那里和观众分享了他们的研究、思考与实践。
In 2018, the Inside-Out Art Residency moves on with its aim and structure from 2017. Over the past year, we have had 10 residents coming via invitation, collaborative projects, and open call. We have invited and recruited art practitioners with different roles – including artists, curators, writers, researchers, etc. – to join us on an irregular basis to become an organic part of the museum, and despite limited conditions, we emphasize the variety of residents and flexible structures so to make the museum into a space related to globally active thinking and creation. With the residency program at the Inside-Out Art Museum, the practice and discussion with each of the artists and researchers become the source of our self-learning and opportunity to expand our horizon; at the same time, in the process we hope to be a listener of different practice and studies, so as to become a place for translation. The beginning of each residency is accompanied by an internal class where the residents share their practice for the staff at the museum; at the end of the residency, we also organize different formats of presentation for the residents, including public lectures, screening, touring and open studio. In terms of collaboration, we are pleasured to have worked with many institutions and platforms over the past year: China Residencies co-initiated an open call titled “Locality/Reality”, which received a great amount of applications and positive feedbacks; our partnership with Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the United States brought us two young and active artists; in Beijing, two non-profit institutions, the Institute for Provocation and the Cache Space, have become our collaborators, and three artists and researchers at the Inside-Out Art Residency have given public talks there sharing with the audience their research, thoughts and practices.
We are sincerely grateful to all residents who joined us in 2018 and for the assistance by friends and colleagues along the way. As we are looking forward to the events in 2019, we will aim to complete each residency program accurately, continue our collaborative attitude with more art institutions, and trigger more relevant discussions and dialogues of great quality.