“The OtherNetwork is on a mission to empower independent artists and curators by providing an alternative to the established, state-sponsored museums that often dominate the art world. You see, the traditional cultural institutions benefit from reliable funding and strong international connections, which can significantly impact the success of artists and curators they choose to promote. But what about emerging organizations? How can we lend our support to those who harbor reservations about national museums and their associated power dynamics?
Enter OtherNetwork, a fresh online platform with a different approach. It’s designed to unite independent artists and curators with alternative project spaces and venues, not just in their local regions but worldwide. What makes this network unique is its non-hierarchical structure; it’s meant to grow naturally. Currently, our main focus is on expanding our local partners in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Accra and Kumasi, two vibrant cities in Ghana. We’ve also made significant strides in cities like Kinshasa (DRC), Johannesburg (South Africa), and Nairobi (Kenya).
Our next step is to cast a wider net, extending our reach into Latin America. We’re starting to establish a presence in various cities across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile. Additionally, communities are forming in cultural hubs like Paris, Berlin, London, New York, and Rotterdam. Together, we’re building a global network that fosters creativity and collaboration beyond the confines of traditional art institutions.