All the things happening now at Elsewhere

February 2016

1 | FoodLab Spring Residency with Artist Tattfoo Tan
2 | Miami Goes Elsewhere
3 | Southern Constellations at American University
4 | Seeking Communications Curator
5 | News From Past Residents
1 | FoodLab Spring Residency with Artist Tattfoo Tan
FoodLab 2016 teaching artist Tattfoo Tan.

Artist Tattfoo Tan will embed at Rankin Elementary this March for FoodLab 2016. Part of Elsewhere’s collaborative laboratory, we partner a teaching artist with a local school to playfully engage students with creative skill building, critical thinking, and doing. In FoodLab, students get hands on with the culinary arts, food heritage, and healthy eating habits.

Tattfoo Tan is a New York City based artist who collaborates with the public on issues relating to ecology, sustainability, and healthy living. His decade long trilogy of projects: Nature Matching System, Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship., and New Earth have been shown widely and made into replicable manuals to inspire others to take action. His work is project-based, ephemeral, and educational in nature.

Tan will lead Rankin students in his “New Earth Resiliency Training Module,” a program that teaches an ethos of self reliance and of living closer to the earth, especially in an urban environment. Drawing upon its surrounding resources, NERTM treats the city as a catalyst for building relations with various neighborhoods and communities. FoodLab is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and Lincoln Financial Foundation.
2 | Miami Goes Elsewhere
Miami based collective, Primary Flight's Greenway Mural (2012) can be seen from Spring Garden and many other downtown streets.

Six Miami artists will head Elsewhere this June for a curated residency and fellowship. Elsewhere is partnering with select Miami artists and arts leaders to curate a special residency exploring the local ecology of artists and creative practitioners from one of the world's most vibrant scenes.

Miami Goes Elsewhere will serve as an incubator for collaborative creation, critical, and experimental artwork, while building networks among a common field of alternative artists and arts organizations in Miami, Greensboro, and North Carolina.

The Miami Goes Elsewhere artists will be announced in early April. Further updates are on the way!
3 | Southern Constellations at American University

Elsewhere elsewhere is pleased to present Southern Constellations, an exhibition of selected works from Elsewhere’s Museum. The exhibition, hosted by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC is in collaboration with Transformer, a partner in the Common Field. The exhibition runs April 1-May 29th, and will feature 15+ artworks from Elsewhere’s collection created by artists who participated in Elsewhere’s residency and southern curatorial initiative. A Constellation Convergence of DC art spaces, collectives, and artist organizers is being planned for May.

Now in its fourth year, Elsewhere’s Southern Constellations residency invites six artists raised or based in the southern United States for fellowships at the museum. Artists create site-specific works that explore the museum, its collection and communities as an intersecting ecology of social, political, and material concerns. Through Southern Constellations, Elsewhere connects with regional networks of experimental artists and arts spaces, considering the conditions and context for experimentation in the South. An annual convergence considers the resources that sustain and engage practitioners in the region. A selection of Elsewhere’s Southern Constellation works have shown at the Atlanta Contemporary, ArtSpace Raleigh, Allcott Gallery and Sloane Art Library on the campus of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, and the Stanford L Warren Library in Durham, North Carolina. The residency is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Southern Constellations will be the 3rd exhibition in Transformer's four-part Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? series being presented over two years at the American University Museum and Katzen Arts Center. Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? investigates current and future models of art organizing by highlighting various contemporary platforms that artists and arts organizations have initiated to develop, create, and present art. The exhibition is curated by Victoria Reis, Executive is curated by Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, in collaboration with Tim Doud, Associate Professor of Art and coordinator of the Visiting Artist Program at American University.
4 | Seeking Communications Curator

Elsewhere is searching for our next Communications Curator. We are seeking a talented leader excited to use communication and design to tell Elsewhere’s story in the most clear, creative, and multi-platformed manner to audiences.


The Communications Curator designs digital/print content for Elsewhere’s museum, residency, artists, projects, and mission. Position open until filled. For more information and job descriptions visit:


Residency applications are also due February 13, 2016 by 11:59 EST. For questions please contact

5 | News From Past Residents

The Porch Project: Black Lunch Tables (2015) + Jeff Kolar, who will play at Moogfest in May 2016.

Congratulations to artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine for receiving the prestigious Creative Capital Award for Black Lunch Tables, a traveling national project that also has a permanent home in Greensboro on the corner of Arlington & Bragg streets


Elsewhere Program Curator Emily Ensminger and past Elsewherian Sophie Trauberman will be exhibiting in the Fung Wah Biennial at The Flux Factory from March 1st to April 1st.

Make sure you get your tickets to Moogfest in Durham from May 19th to May 22nd to catch Jeff Kolar. Kolar is a Chicago-based sound artist and curator who created Doorbells as part of the console for Elsewhere's Urban Grey Ballroom, both created for the Museum as Instrument (MU::IN) residency.

Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency, set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhere’s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.

Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.


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