Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


projects
Mixed

Mixed

Mixed, Lonnie Holley (Birmingham, Alabama) Southern Constellations Fellow. December 2018. Installation view. Acrylic, museum collection garments, mannequins, and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Much like his body of work extending over four decades, Holley’s compositions are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. The curated objects already imbued with cultural metaphors, including a blue-faced mannequin and baby...
Multi-Parade

Multi-Parade

Poncili Creación | Pablo + Efrain Del Hierro (San Juan, Puerto Rico)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Museum collection foam and WWII textiles; latex paint. Dimensions variable. Multi-Parade is a cohort of wearable soft sculptures that reside in Elsewhere to be used by community collectives and help highlight their social justice causes and events. Wanting to address concerns and issues of immigration, racism, class inequality,...
2019 Residents

2019 Residents

Elsewhere residents create site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building. Each artist will live and work in the museum for one month. Elsewhere’s immersive residency has been ongoing since 2004 and has hosted over 500 artists over the past 15 years. This year’s cohorts feature improvisational, collaborative, and public-space-intervening work which incorporates a diversity...
THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

  SHAN WALLACE (Baltimore, Maryland)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Installation view. Museum collection mannequins, wire mesh, and found objects; spray paint; photographs. Dimensions variable. How do we remember? How do mourning and rituals look culturally? How does adaptation to marginalization and social exclusion influence one’s role in accessing memories, and their capacity to mourn? What does that look...
Southern Constellations Convergence

Southern Constellations Convergence

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE REGISTER PARTNERS PARKING PAST EVENTS OVERVIEW 2018 Convergence Registration is now Open! Join Elsewhere Saturday, January 12th from 10 am – 5 pm for our convergence, a day of community, art, and connectivity. The event is in conjunction with an exhibition at NC A&T State University as part of our annual suite of programs offered through Southern Constellations (SoCo). For this year’s summit,...
Southern Constellations Fellowship

Southern Constellations Fellowship

FELLOWS FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY FELLOWS 11½ Spells for Our Future Selves, Ash Eliza Smith (Morganton, NC / San Diego, CA) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2017. Sculpture documentation. Installation, performance, 3d prints, bacteria samples in petri dishes, found items. 2019 | YEAR 7 Alma L. Leiva (Miami, FL) Clare Van Loenen (Richmond, VA) Diana Laurel Caramat (Norfolk, VA; Seattle, WA) Josh T. Franco (Hyattsville, MD) Kevin Brophy (Tampa, FL; Pittsburgh, PA) Michelle Lisa...
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

Join us for Elsewhere's 10th Annual Extravaganza on Nov. 10th! Dance your way through 3 floors of artworks, music, food, craft cocktails, & performances. Celebrate a fantastic season with the best fundraising art party in the world's only thrift store turned museum! Doors open at 8pm! Buy tickets online now!
Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Ben Seretan (Brooklyn, NY) Every Dawn Jubilation Blues (Dedicated to the Memory of Etta Baker) June 2018. Performance series video documentation. 5 min 57 secs. Electric guitar, keyboard, microphone. For Every Dawn, Seretan addressed each morning of his residency with an hour of public improvised singing and guitar performances from Elsewhere’s storefront theater, starting before the sun...
Nine out of Ten

Nine out of Ten

Samantha Burns (Seminole, FL) June 2018. Video documentation of performance series, Walking Is Still Honest. 8 min 44 secs. Museum collection plates and paper. Dimensions variable. Burns’s work typically explores the fragility and balance of the mind and body connection, with a special focus on time surrounding sudden traumatic experiences or injuries. Taking a different approach to the concept of...
Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Hale Ekinci (Chicago, IL) June 2018. Performance and process documentation. 5 min 7 secs. Museum collection fabric, polyfill, HD video with sound (music adapted from “Fork-Tailed Emerald” by Ben Seretan). Dimensions variable. Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye is an interactive fiber and video installation that explores personal relationships with material objects and cultural comparisons of...
Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Andrea Vail, (Charlotte, NC) June 2018. Performance documentation. Performance series, geo-tracking application, oil on glass, HD video. Dimensions variable. Signalling Hello (Greensboro) is the first installment of a greeting initiative that collects genuine encounters with pedestrians and expands the experience of Elsewhere. This socially engaged project was informed by Vail’s daily practice of walking through Downtown Greensboro and greeting others...