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


2014
Revival Wallpaper & Din Din

Revival Wallpaper & Din Din

For the project Revival Wallpaper, Laura Bigger designed a wallpaper series based on historic wallpapers found on premises at the museum.  In several designs she reproduced the wallpapers as they may have originally appeared as an act of historical preservation. Other designs are based on the current condition of the wallpapers and  incorporate signs of...
Vajazzle in the Kitchen

Vajazzle in the Kitchen

Over the course of her residency, Brenda Oelbaum investigated Elsewhere’s collection of costume jewelry and loose beads, carefully sorting, untangling and artfully recombining it, as a meditation on the feminine allure of bodily ornament.  One of the pieces she created as part of this speculative engagement was a bejeweled vulva that now lives in Elsewhere’s...
Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Honi Ryan scattered a series of prompts throughout the museum to encourage staff and visitors alike to bestow kindness on one another.  Look for them on bars of colored wood tucked into various collections of things on the first floor to participate.
Accordion Suits for Commutes

Accordion Suits for Commutes

Inspired by the movement of trains that pass through downtown Greensboro, Laura Bernstein produced a series of accordion pleated coats, which can be buttoned together in sets for up to six wearers. These shared garments both restrict movement and ensure that their wearers choreograph their movements together. In collaboration with dancers Cynthia Ling Lee, Brianna...
Sunrise over Xanadu

Sunrise over Xanadu

Ma Li’s Sunrise over Xanadu is a glittering otherworldly infinity chamber for the front desk at Elsewhere constructed from baubles and broken glass in the collection.  It is designed after traditional Chinese landscape painting.
The Green Space Initiative

The Green Space Initiative

Treating the museum as a city within side the city of Greensboro, Elizabeth Hamilton created a new municipal department for Elsewhere that produces pop-up parks and other greening projects for the city. For it’s inaugural act, GSI created three temporary green spaces, including a temporary remembrance garden for the front stage of elsewhere to honor...
Collected and Recollected

Collected and Recollected

In the video Collected and Recollected, husband and wife artist team Hillerbrand and Magsamen construct and deconstruct a series of precarious barriers for themselves and their children by stacking collections of items found on location at the museum. Items include thrift store objects, artist projects, and items that support the daily functions of the museum....
Flannery's Bunker

Flannery’s Bunker

  A reinstallation of the museum’s collection of military surplus as a display of historical artifacts. Whittington has included a gallery of newly polished mess kits that have been artfully engraved by WWII soldiers, including “Flannery” for whom the work has been named. These items came to the museum in the mid 1940s when the Gray...
The Last Great Winter

The Last Great Winter

Join Elsewhere in celebrating The Last Great Winter, our 6th annual fundraising extravaganza on October 11th, 2014. Lose yourself in three floors of artworks, installations, music, and performances created by artists from around the globe. Taste winter delights from Table 16. Sip fall frosty drinks with penguins, yetis, arctic foxes and snow people. Bundle up...
Alive in the Kitchen

Alive in the Kitchen

Alive in the Kitchen is a food tv show for the web produced by the Communications Department at Elsewhere with assistance from Elsewhere House(pitality) and olive the friends. Watch the packaged episodes at http://elsewhere.tv. From September 1 through October 31, watch the live broadcast at http://acretv.org.   Upcoming Screenings + Events Thursday, October 30 6-8pm | “It’s Alive!!!” in the Kitchen...
Response to the Trains of Elsewhere; Sonata I for 17 Whistles and Elsewhere Phases

Response to the Trains of Elsewhere; Sonata I for 17 Whistles and Elsewhere Phases

  At the museum, whether in the kitchen or the library; in the alley or in the woodshop; while reading or sewing or talking or building; at dance events or artist talks – the coarse low drone of train horns passing through downtown is ever present. They call through the walls of the building and weave...
Storybank

Storybank

Elsewhere is proud to be a part of the Levine Museum of the New South‘s exhibit: Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall opening Friday, July 24, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to interact with Elsewhere’s StoryBank to deposit and withdraw stories in response to works throughout the exhibition and share personal experiences...