an• other here is a nomadic art residency, which aims to support artists, curators, and other art practitioners.
Each edition happens in a new location, chosen for both historical and cultural singularities, regional ecosystem, and its distance from usual areas of creative activity.
This initiative - founded at the beginning of the pandemic - is led by Italian-French-German curator Livia Tarsia in Curia.
an• other here is committed to produce and disseminate projects that experiment artistically with and through the richness of what is geographically close to the residency - otherness in proximity.
Edition III in collaboration with Bärenzwinger
Open Call for two Berlin-based artistic positions:
To be submitted by: July 3rd 2022
Edition II in collaboration with Polynome
Following its 2020 edition in Berlin (Germany), the nomadic art residency an• other here moves to Montbrun-les-Bains (France) from September to October 2022.
This program is the result of a collaboration between the collective of art workers Polynome (Marseille, France) and an• other here.
Proximity has constantly been at the center of human and societal concerns. Although analyzed in a spatial context, its current counterpart, "contemporary proximity", introduces the idea of a breakdown of the physical, to the benefit of more immediate human relations, consumption, exchanges and services. This proximity generates cultural and economic mutations to the detriment of a sustainable relationship with the local, henceforth involved with the global. Proximity outlines will be studied within an• other here, through the prism of experiments and artistic forms. Visual artist Dounia Chemsseddoha and multidisciplinary artist Lisa Hoffmann have been selected to develop projects conceived in relation to the residency space as well as locally, while seeking to integrate their own ethics of proximity.
In an era of deep changes, spatial perceptions are more prevalent within our shelters, and they alter our conception of the living and work places. Confronted by multiple boundaries, we were encouraged to explore the meanings of home and other everyday spaces, condensed in our nearby environment. This resonated with the practice of many artists, as their working habits were disrupted and had confronted them even more with the notion of concealment. Whether it was the inaccessibility of their production sites or their exhibitions venues. They experienced their living spaces intensely, transforming them into a receptacle of contestation, (re)invention and creation, bringing out new time-spaces. These engaged habitats indistinctly juxtaposed individual (mental), relational (to others) and historical spaces translated in the frame of the residency an• other here by artists Asìs Ybarra, Laure Catugier, Alan Affichard and Aiko Shimotsuma.
The 2020 edition took place in a private home on the outskirts of Berlin. In that familiar habitat the artists researched, conceptualised and realised site-specific projects. According the needs of each of them, production and curatorial supports were provided. Considering the pandemic, an• other here undertook to conduct meetings and events adapted to the circumstances.
As part of Résonance program of the 16th Lyon Biennale 2022