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, alternative 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 by Glass Bead (Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard, Inigo Wilkins), PAF, Council (Grégory Castera, Sandra Terdjman) and Open School East, with the participation of Annie Dorsen, Tristan Garcia, Guillaume Fayard, Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Jeffrey Mansfield, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani, Sarah Resnick and Noé Soulier.
Composing Differences is conceived in close collaboration with MoMA PS1 (Conference room, The VW room and The Print Shop) and The Museum of Modern Art (Recording Studios).