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Thursday, December 3rd, 10am - 5pm Socially distanced gallery visit with Elsewhere Executive Director Matthew Giddings
Saturday, December 5th, 10am - 5pm Socially distanced gallery visit with Elsewhere Programs Manager Jess Hoyle
Through this satellite exhibition, Wish You Were Elsewhere offers connection with the objects, artworks and people of the museum, at a time where connecting is not easy.
In the wake of the global pandemic, we created a COVID-safe residency, Shelter Elsewhere, to further our collaborative potential through a communal living experiment and exchange. This means no one else can enter the museum. Without access to the people and things we care for, we have to go somewhere else. We have carefully selected items from the collection, and the artworks made that embody alternative means of connecting.
Wish You Were Elsewhere features revered Alumni projects, beloved items from the museum’s collection, and debut works from our current staff and fellows - bringing the Elsewhere experience to you. Alumni works “I Dreamt I was a Jig-Saw Puzzle, and I’m Thrilled to Pieces,” “Permanent Resident,” and “Spirits and Guests,” explore ideas of displacement and home. Current Creative Catalyst Fellow and long-time collaborator, April Parker, premiers her new work, “Unveiling Monuments,” documenting her innovative forms of protest in the time of COVID. Selected objects from Sylvia Gray’s collection of thrift evoke the passage of time and nostalgia - whether glass jars filled with decades of debritus or worn toys from your childhood. We offer Wish You Were Elsewhere as another way to connect with our community until we can gather again at the museum.
Elsewhere, founded in 2003, is a living museum, artist residency and collaborative laboratory set inside a three-story former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of material culture. Elsewhere, located in Downtown Greensboro, serves as a platform for site-specific experimentation, social action and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our mission is to build collaborative futures with people and things.