Museum Open Hours
Wednesday – Saturday, 1-10pm
Attention: Thursday Artist Talks switch to a new time at 6pm starting September 3 with South Elm Projects Artist Chloe Bass.
South Elm Projects
Artist talk with Buster Simpson | Thursday, August 27 at 5pm at Weatherspoon Art Museum
Elsewhere welcomes renowned public artist Buster Simpson to Greensboro next week to create new artworks as part of Elsewhere’s South Elm Projects. On Thursday, August 27 at 5pm, Simpson will give a Guest Artist Talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Simpson’s presentation will survey his career working in the public sphere to create provocative site-specific projects that explore urban landscapes, social structure, nature and environmental phenomena. The presentation will take place in the Weatherspoon auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Simpson will be an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere from August 26 through September 9 to create a vertical landscaping and hydroponic system for Elsewhere’s South Elm Projects. The public opening for the project will be held on First Friday, October 2 from 6-10pm.
Over the past 40 years, Simpson has worked on major infrastructure projects, site master planning, signature sculptures, museum installations, and community projects. A retrospective of his work was recently presented at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. This spring he organized the Rising Waters Confab at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to convene an interdisciplinary group of creative thinkers, including artists, scientists, activists, educators, and island dwellers to address climate change.
Artist talk with Chloe Bass | Thursday, September 3 at 6pm at Elsewhere
Chloë Bass (Brooklyn, NY) focuses on the co-creation of performances, situations, installations, and publications, all dedicated to deep questioning of the everyday. Her current project, The Book of Everyday Instruction (2015 – 2017), is an investigation into one-on-one social interaction.
First Friday Public Opening | Thursday, October 2 at 6pm at Elsewhere
Public opening featuring new South Elm Projects created by Buster Simpson and Chloe Bass.
Artist talk with Works Progress | Thursday, October 8 at 6pm at Elsewhere
Works Progress Studio is an artist-led LLC based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota led by wife-husband Collaborative Directors Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker. The studio engages an expansive network of artists, scientists, organizers, and other creative people to realize imaginative public projects rooted in place and purpose.
First Friday Public Opening | Thursday, November 6 at 6pm at Elsewhere
Public opening for all South Elm Projects.
Expanding the Constellation : Elsewhere at Artspace | September 4- October 24
Elsewhere presents new work created through Southern Constellations, a curatorial initiative to extend experimental practices and creative networks in the South. Through a process of peer nomination, six fellows from across our region are embedded annually into Elsewhere’s residency program to create projects that investigate the museum and it’s dense collection of material from popular culture. While each work speaks to a unique set of concerns, they respond to the conditions of the museum, its material resources, and local community. By focusing on issues of Southern experimentation, these works look towards a broader set of concerns about how to sustain and engage practitioners in the region.
Additional Artspace events include:
Performance of Material Music Scores, led by composer and 2013 Southern Constellations Fellow Andrew Raffo Dewar, by the Experimental Music Studies Group on October 3 from 7-9pm.
Artist Talk with George Jenne and Hong-An Truong | September 17 at 6pm at Elsewhere
This week a talks by Southern Constellations Fellows, George Jenne and Hong-An Truong, and by general artist in resident Chris Cloud of Minneapolis, MN.
Opening & Reception with George Jenne | September 26 at 8:30pm at Elsewhere
Preview presentation of George Jenne’s site specific artist residency project for Elsewhere, created in response to the museum’s dense world of things. With cocktails and conversations with the artist.
George Jenne was born in Richmond Virginia to a father who, at age ten, watched HIS father, Herb, a cold war spy, the buckles of a back brace that curled his spine as a disguise on the days that he left their German flat to insinuate himself into tense exchanges behind the iron curtain. A generation later, Herb, retired from espionage, secretly watched George sculpt his likeness in green clay, over the only armature he could find: a busty female mannequin, painted silver. The uncanny qualities of that facsimile brought George to Jim Henson’s Creature shop in Hollywood where, as a plebe,he was expected to watch all manner of abject videotapes under the gaze of an eight foot tall Big Bird, during lunch. He escaped California for New York, where he made movie props by day and exhibited art by night in spaces such as Exit Art, PS122 and Freight+Volume, trekking weekly to teach at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. George currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he creates video, sculpture and prose for the sake of fakery, transgression, and a story well told.
Southern Constellations Annual Convergence | November 7 & 8
The Southern Constellations Convergence is an annual summit for contemporary art in North Carolina. It features the work of transdisciplinary artists, curators, art purveyors, writers and thinkers that furthers critical perspectives on contemporary arts production and community building in the state.
The 2015 Convergence will take place on November 7 + 8 at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro. This year’s theme is Social Work. Through panel discussions, performances, portfolio reviews, cocktails and casual conversation, we explore the complex social negotiations that take place between artists, art institutions and communities. A focus on modes of compromise, concession and cooperation will draw attention to the pleasures and politics of how we create art and effect social change together now.
Registration opens in September 2015.
For more information contact Jennie Carlisle at email@example.com
Ongoing (April – November)
Museum Open | Wed-Sat 1-1opm ($1 / free for members)
Members’ Dinners | Wednesday through Saturday 7pm ($5 members / $10 non-members), RSVP REQUIRED firstname.lastname@example.org