‘Organising Differences’ is a workshop that proposes a historical study of the way materials of ancient art have been addressed on the context of contemporary art. And, from that study, an speculation about possible ways of working in the present. Through revisiting recent curatorial projects that have incorporated such materials, often using categories that simplify, carrying intense epistemological and political implications. The two conferences and workshops proposed case studies to analyse theoretical and practical approaches. The discussion focused on what kind of relationships have been established so far between contemporary art practices and cultural materials or objects of other contexts or times, and the effect that such relationships have on those materials. The workshop had two parts: a double conference, open to the general public, and offices behind closed doors to guests and participants selected through open competition, both in USFQ.
With a keynote by curator and writer Ruth Noack (curator of documenta 12 in Kassel), and the participation of the two first invited artists to Zarigüeya/Alabado Contemporáneo, Asier Mendizabal and Osias Yanov.