About

Statement

an• other here is a nomadic art residency, which aims to support artists, curators, and other art practitioners.
Each edition happens in a location chosen for both historical and cultural singularities and regional ecosystems.
This initiative – founded at the pandemic’s beginning – is led by Italian-French-German curator Livia Tarsia in Curia.
an• other here is committed to producing and disseminating projects that experiment artistically with and through the richness of what is geographically close to the residency – otherness in proximity.

The residency places particular highlighting on relationship models, i.e., exchange rather than competition, solidarity, and respect for others. This desire runs counter to a society where the incentives for action are increasingly divisive. Underlining this dimension implies that artists carry out sensitive projects linked to the local environment. 

an· other here supports temporary artwork but fosters permanent communities that continue to expand over the years of its existence. 

Edition IV

This fourth edition is a collaboration between an· other here, KOMMET, art center in Lyon (France), Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin (Germany), and the Polynome art worker’s collective from Marseille (France).
Research and working space will be provided to invited artists in a dual geography. The German-based artists Nina Nowak and Gisèle Gonon will reside from September to December 2024 in a private rural house near Montbrun-les-Bains (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France), while the Lyon-based artists Julie Escoffier and Pierre Boggio will reside in the Institut für Alles Mögliche studios in Berlin (Berlin, Germany). 

The team is committed to supporting the production management and curatorial accompaniment of artistic practices dedicated to resilience in rural and urban environments, which resonate with the elusive, the invisible, the inaudible, the obvious, and perhaps the deviant. 

In collaboration with

Edition III

From December 2, 2022 till February 26, 2023 the Bärenzwinger in collaboration with an• other here opens its house with two artists who have been appointed through an Open Call to develop winter-proof projects over a processual exhibition and winter residency on site. Over a period of three months, Sujatro Ghosh and Stephanie Imbeau will develop performative and in-situ installations, and enter into a dialogue with each other, strengthening and enabling both collective and solidarity-based approaches.

Stephanie Imbeau’s work investigates how people seek community, personal safety and a place to belong. She uses representations of monumental and fragile houses, exploring their duality, both restful and transient.
During her residency, she invites us to shed our certainties and rethink these multi-layered spaces that interweave our lives with those of others. Winter is often a time of rest and retreat, but also of reactivating the ‘preserved’. The act of retrieving dehydrated, frozen and pickled food is not only a practical way of bridging the hibernation of plants and animals, but also becomes an act of embodying memories. Sujatro Ghosh will touch upon various forms of preservation, the social and political aspects of food and the coming together over and through food as part of the three-month residency.

In collaboration with

Bärenzwinger (Germany)
Edition II

· Residency ·

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.

Press kit – Residency

 

· Dans leurs mains, sous nos yeux ·

The nomadic residency program an· other here allowed artists Dounia Chemsseddoha and Lisa Hoffmann to meet with local residents and explore the village of Montbrun-les-Bains in Drôme provençale. Dounia investigates artisanal practices inherent to a local nature, using ritual as a means to reveal their ancestral virtues. Lisa articulates photographic and textual gestures as formal vectors to trace manifestations of the invisible. Together they sediment with the non-human, reveal the fragile, the moving and sometimes the intangible. Through sculpture, installation and photography, Dounia Chemsseddoha and Lisa Hoffmann unveil at KOMMET the results of their research generated on this territory and transcribe the contours of this bucolic environment.

Curated by Émilie d’Ornano and Livia Tarsia in Curia

 

“Dans leurs mains, sous nos yeux” is supported by
KOMMET - Lieu d’art contemporain Lyon (France)
Domaine de la Done (France)

Second edition - Montbrun-les-Bains in collaboration with

Polynome (France)

Institutional partners and sponsors of the second edition - Montbrun-les-Bains

Fonds citoyen franco-allemand
Domaine de la Done (France)
Goethe Institut
Universität der Künste Frauenbeauftragte Berlin (Germany)
KOMMET - Lieu d’art contemporain Lyon (France)

Media Partner

Mairie de Montbrun-les-Bains (France)

Local partner

Noonsi Productions (France)

As part of Résonance program of the 16th Lyon Biennale 2022

Biennale de Lyon (France)
Edition I

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.