Over the next few days, we kept returning to this space, which was founded by a collector called Dima (I never learned his last name). He constantly provides support to artists from the region, organizing exhibitions, putting them up when they come to Omsk, and financing the creation of new works. I met there, among others, the members of the young art group Nadenka—four young female graduates of the School for Engaged Art founded by the Chto Delat collective in St. Petersburg (where many Omsk artists have relocated to). Dima was very hospitable, yet initially wary of the “Moscow inspector,” who had come to a city where “nothing was going on,” as he kept telling me. After carefully enquiring into the reasons for my visit he was reassured, and MOKH’s doors were open to me from then on.