Curated by Virginie Bobin
(Independent Curator & Writer)

Within today's "crisis of education", driven by privatization, many artists, curators and art institutions attempt to reinvent the relations between art and research outside of the academic world, and to experiment, often in a collaborative manner, possible models of knowledge production and exchange. Composing Differences brings together artists, curators, researchers and other arts professionals from France and the United States who establish new art platforms and experiment with art as an agent of social change. It also explores tactics of knowledge production that promote the circulation of knowledge and defend its essential value. A program conceived in collaboration with Glass Bead (Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard, Inigo Wilkins), PAF, Council (Grégory Castera, Sandra Terdjman) and Open School East (Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Lisa Skuret). With the participation of Nova Benway, Noah Chasin, Annie Dorsen, Tristan Garcia, Guillaume Fayard, Institute for Wishful Thinking, Jeffrey Mansfield, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani, Occupy Museums, Carson Salter, Sarah Resnick, Noé Soulier and W.A.G.E.

Composing Differences is organized in collaboration with MoMA PS1 (Conference room, The VW room and The Print Shop) and The Museum of Modern Art (Recording Studios).

April 21-26

WORKSHOPS:

Glass Bead Radio Workshops
Guest speakers: philosopher Reza Negarestani, musicologist and mathematician Guerino Mazzola, Occupy Museums (Tal Beery, Noah Fischer), W.A.G.E (Park McArthur, Lise Soskolne), Institute for Wishful Thinking (Maureen Connor, Andrea DeFelice) and Council (Sandra Terdjman, Grégory Castéra). The interviews will be broadcast on Glass Bead's website and presented at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, April 27.
Venue: MoMA, AV Recording Studios
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 St, New York, NY
This event is not open to the public

Council Rehearsals
With French choreographer Noé Soulier and American designer Jeffrey Mansfield, as a continuation to a previous council, Tacet, on the diversity of hearing modes. Following a series of rehearsals and professional meetings, the first steps of this collaboration will be presented at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, April 27. With the support of Harvard Graduate School of Design. http://www.houseofcouncil.org/
Venue: MoMA PS1, The Print Shop
20-22 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
This event is not open to the public

Open School East Distractions
With Associate artists Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Lisa Skuret , and French writer Guillaume Fayard. Distractions brings the pedagogical practice of Open School East to Composing Differences. Over the week, the Associates artists devise a program in response to constellations of material (actions, provocations, distractions) suggested by Simon Critchley, Andy Fitch and The Serving Library. On Sunday 27 at MoMA PS1, the Associates will activate materials collected over the week, bringing together text, performance and discussion.
Venue : MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
This event is not open to the public

April 22 & 25, 7-9pm
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Venue: e-flux space
311 East Broadway, NY 10002
Free entrance

April 24 - 26, 10am-1pm

READINGS: PAF lectures: On Form and Object (A Treatise of Things)
by Tristan Garcia

French philosopher Tristan Garcia will perform 3 x three hours long lectures inspired by PAF’s Spring Meetings seminars, conceived “with the intention to approach knowledge in ways specific to PAF, neither academic or artistic, didactic or democratic but as a shared journey into specific territories”. Riffing on his treatise of Object-Oriented Ontology, which was just translated into English, the lectures will be introduced by American theater director and one-time PAF Ambassador Annie Dorsen.
Venue: MoMA PS1, Conference room
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Free entrance.
RSVP required:
composingdifferences@gmail.com

April 27, 12-6pm

TALK / EVENTS: Composing Differences
An afternoon of talks and discussions (2-5.30pm) and a temporary display of positions (noon-6pm) navigating across various fields of knowledge to address art’s relations with pedagogy, activism, representation and commoning. With Nova Benway (The Public School), Virginie Bobin, Bureau for Open Culture, Noah Chasin, Council (Grégory Castera, Sandra Terdjman), Annie Dorsen, Glass Bead (Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard, Inigo Wilkins), PAF (Performing Arts Forum), Guillaume Fayard, Jeffrey Mansfield, Open School East (Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Lisa Skuret), Sarah Resnick (Triple Canopy), Carson Salter (the Teachable File), Noé Soulier, The Serving Library and more. More informations
Venue: MoMA PS1, The VW Dome
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Free entrance with Museum admission 

ART² : An International Festival of Contemporary Art
ART² Program - PDF


ART² is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with the New York presenters, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and FACE. ART² is generously supported by Air France, the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation de France, Pommery and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Various Locations New York City, NY

COMPOSING DIFFERENCES

When
April 21 - 27, 2014
Where
Various Locations
New York City, NY

Curated by Virginie Bobin
(Independent Curator & Writer)

Within today's "crisis of education", driven by privatization, many artists, curators and art institutions attempt to reinvent the relations between art and research outside of the academic world, and to experiment, often in a collaborative manner, possible models of knowledge production and exchange. Composing Differences brings together artists, curators, researchers and other arts professionals from France and the United States who establish new art platforms and experiment with art as an agent of social change. It also explores tactics of knowledge production that promote the circulation of knowledge and defend its essential value. A program conceived in collaboration with Glass Bead (Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard, Inigo Wilkins), PAF, Council (Grégory Castera, Sandra Terdjman) and Open School East (Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Lisa Skuret). With the participation of Nova Benway, Noah Chasin, Annie Dorsen, Tristan Garcia, Guillaume Fayard, Institute for Wishful Thinking, Jeffrey Mansfield, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani, Occupy Museums, Carson Salter, Sarah Resnick, Noé Soulier and W.A.G.E.

Composing Differences is organized in collaboration with MoMA PS1 (Conference room, The VW room and The Print Shop) and The Museum of Modern Art (Recording Studios).

April 21-26

WORKSHOPS:

Glass Bead Radio Workshops
Guest speakers: philosopher Reza Negarestani, musicologist and mathematician Guerino Mazzola, Occupy Museums (Tal Beery, Noah Fischer), W.A.G.E (Park McArthur, Lise Soskolne), Institute for Wishful Thinking (Maureen Connor, Andrea DeFelice) and Council (Sandra Terdjman, Grégory Castéra). The interviews will be broadcast on Glass Bead's website and presented at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, April 27.
Venue: MoMA, AV Recording Studios
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 St, New York, NY
This event is not open to the public

Council Rehearsals
With French choreographer Noé Soulier and American designer Jeffrey Mansfield, as a continuation to a previous council, Tacet, on the diversity of hearing modes. Following a series of rehearsals and professional meetings, the first steps of this collaboration will be presented at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, April 27. With the support of Harvard Graduate School of Design. http://www.houseofcouncil.org/
Venue: MoMA PS1, The Print Shop
20-22 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
This event is not open to the public

Open School East Distractions
With Associate artists Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Lisa Skuret , and French writer Guillaume Fayard. Distractions brings the pedagogical practice of Open School East to Composing Differences. Over the week, the Associates artists devise a program in response to constellations of material (actions, provocations, distractions) suggested by Simon Critchley, Andy Fitch and The Serving Library. On Sunday 27 at MoMA PS1, the Associates will activate materials collected over the week, bringing together text, performance and discussion.
Venue : MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
This event is not open to the public

April 22 & 25, 7-9pm
SIDE-PROGRAM / TALKS: Glass Bead Public Talks

Talks by philosopher Reza Negarestani,"What Philosophy Does to the Mind" (April22) and mathematician Guerino Mazzola, "Melting Glass Beads—The Multiverse Game of Strings and Gestures" (April 25), will be followed by a conversation with Glass Bead and the audience. More informations
Venue: e-flux space
311 East Broadway, NY 10002
Free entrance

April 24 - 26, 10am-1pm

READINGS: PAF lectures: On Form and Object (A Treatise of Things)
by Tristan Garcia

French philosopher Tristan Garcia will perform 3 x three hours long lectures inspired by PAF’s Spring Meetings seminars, conceived “with the intention to approach knowledge in ways specific to PAF, neither academic or artistic, didactic or democratic but as a shared journey into specific territories”. Riffing on his treatise of Object-Oriented Ontology, which was just translated into English, the lectures will be introduced by American theater director and one-time PAF Ambassador Annie Dorsen.
Venue: MoMA PS1, Conference room
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Free entrance.
RSVP required:
composingdifferences@gmail.com

April 27, 12-6pm

TALK / EVENTS: Composing Differences
An afternoon of talks and discussions (2-5.30pm) and a temporary display of positions (noon-6pm) navigating across various fields of knowledge to address art’s relations with pedagogy, activism, representation and commoning. With Nova Benway (The Public School), Virginie Bobin, Bureau for Open Culture, Noah Chasin, Council (Grégory Castera, Sandra Terdjman), Annie Dorsen, Glass Bead (Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard, Inigo Wilkins), PAF (Performing Arts Forum), Guillaume Fayard, Jeffrey Mansfield, Open School East (Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Lisa Skuret), Sarah Resnick (Triple Canopy), Carson Salter (the Teachable File), Noé Soulier, The Serving Library and more. More informations
Venue: MoMA PS1, The VW Dome
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Free entrance with Museum admission 

ART² : An International Festival of Contemporary Art
ART² Program - PDF


ART² is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with the New York presenters, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and FACE. ART² is generously supported by Air France, the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation de France, Pommery and Van Cleef & Arpels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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