REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER is an art collective consisting of and founded by Jinny Yu and Xenia Fink.
A contradiction in itself, REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER reflects our questioning of geographic and national identities defined by borders and boundaries and is the basis of our research on the attraction to form an entity.
Our collaboration started with the urgency to express our resistance against the generalized right-wing tendency, with nation-states and borders strengthening with great force worldwide and with the conviction that we have something to contribute to the discussion.
Manifestos as a subject matter are our way to describe a utopia where we all accept each other as an “other”.
Our practice is executed through exchanging and developing ideas from our respective locations. Remotely sharing thoughts naturally lend to working with text as a medium; when we occasionally do convene, concepts may also take the shape of installations and video work.