About OtherIS

OtherIS encompasses a worldwide network of artists, curators, scholars, and others who share a common goal to promote art and information exchange surpassing economic embargo, censorship, and governmental restrictions. In sociopolitical contexts that are separated from the global public sphere by national legislation, how does art and art curation intervene to both convey and resist the limits set on the circulation of art in public life?

OtherIS organizes exhibitions, screenings, and educational events presented on various platforms around the world, ranging from art institutions to unspecified sites and the Web.

In 2010 – 2012, OtherIS has specialized in digital media art of the US-sanctioned countries, including Belarus, Burma, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe. This focus will continue in the near future.

OtherIS comprises:

Curated Programs
To request a screening of an existing program or a special program for an exhibition, please contact us.

Texts on topics pertaining to the theory and practice of art and art curation, on OtherIS web platform and in association with other publishers.

Compilation of the VideoIndex, a database of video artists in the sanctioned countries.

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