DIDDCC

DIDDCC

The Research, Data, Documentation, Enquiring and Causation Department (DIDDCC) is a temporary and intermittent structure, directed by Sergio Rubira, that constitutes a space for the study and collaborative research of the museum institution and what it means to call the CA2M by that name. It also addresses the act of curating: what it means to create a public collection, what is collected, how a collection is put together and who does it, how it is set up and then exhibited. The DIDDCC will also enquire what has been excluded, or continues to elude them, from the seemingly objective narrative established by museums through their collections and through the way in which they display them: what they have decided not to tell and, therefore, does not make it into the museum, what they prefer to hide in the warehouses stored away or pushed to the back of a shelf, or what is forbidden as it breaks the rules. They will imagine possibilities to establish other methods of narrating that break with the chronological and progressive discourse that appears so natural within the museum. They will reflect on what the displays mean and which are the rhetorical resources it uses. And, finally, via the exhibition their collections, who they challenge and affect.

The DIDDCC gets its name, as a sort of homage, from Seth Siegelaub’s calling card. A the fundamental reference for anyone wishing to trace the history of exhibition curating, he would use said card to outline the activities he undertook as the director of his foundation, the Stichting Egress Foundation, which specialises in contemporary art and textile history, topics which he was extremely knowledgeable about.

The DIDDCC will focus on these aspects and use the collections of the CA2M as a case study: the centre’s own and those of the ARCO Foundation. The DIDDCC’s structure involves lecture seminars, work sessions on specific cases and meetings with guests who have worked in these areas, and demands a commitment to research that goes beyond just face-to-face sessions. One of the DIDDCC’s main objectives is to create a context for the pieces that form part of the CA2M collections and build a possible discourse regarding its creation.

The DIDDCC offers activities that are integrated into the centre’s own programming.

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FRIDAY FROM OCTOBER 29 TO MARCH 11
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This activity is aimed at graduates, degree-holders, last-year graduates or master’s students or doctoral candidates in Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, Humanities or related disciplines. The ability to read in English is essential

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The Research, Data, Documentation, Enquiring and Causation Department (DIDDCC) is a temporary and intermittent structure, directed by Sergio Rubira, that constitutes a space for the study and collaborative research of the museum institution and what it means to call the CA2M by that name

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DIRECTED BY CARLOS MARTÍN

It is paradoxical that the books featuring selections from an art collection, collection books, become in turn collectable books, objects that sit on shelves in offices or adorn boardroom tables with the reassuring heft of the coffee table book. Does it make any sense to maintain a format that simply serves to add a coat of intellectual varnish to the culture of luxury? Does it make any sense to perpetuate its fetishistic, untouchable, priceless, reserved and illegible aura?

DIDDCC opens again as a space for study and research into the CA2M and ARCO collections and the development of critical strategies for working with and publicising them. This year, DIDDCC, with Carlos Martín at the helm, will question the various factors behind the publication of contemporary art collections, both public and private; will take a look at the canons and dogmas operating in this particular field; and will propose a space for research that can give rise to open proposals, issues and lines of work which can then be implemented in the upcoming publication of the CA2M and ARCO Collection, due for 2018.

Can a necessarily closed format be made compatible with an open-ended collection in constant growth? Are there any germane distinctions between a public collection and a published collection? Is it possible to write about a specific artistic proposal without, in the process, neutralising its potentials? Is it possible to conceive a radically open book? A collection must publish its contents and the interpretive keys to them, but, does it also have to publish its complex and often controversial origins and formation? These are some of the issues we wish to explore in DIDDCC, in which the confluence of collection and publication will activate various different vectors: research into and curating of the collection’s holdings, writing (style, codes, theoretical approach, potential public, issues of authorship), editing, registering and cataloguing of the artworks, graphic design and strategies for the diffusion of contents.

The participants will have access to the study of the collections, meetings with the staff at CA2M, with artists and other agents in today’s artworld in order to research the various aspects involved and to set out case studies. DIDDCC invites postgraduate, master and doctorate students in Art History, Fine Arts, Humanities and Communication to take part.

Confirmed guest participants:

David Armengol (Freelance curator).
Àlex Gifreu (Graphic designer. Best of European Design and Advertising 2016).
Lola Hinojosa (Head of Performative and Intermedia Arts Collection. Museo Reina Sofía).
Carolina Martínez and Clemente Bernad (Editorial Alkibla).
Rosario Peiró (Director of Collections. Museo Reina Sofía).
Sergio Rubira (Creator of DIDDCC and Deputy-director of Collections and Exhibitions at IVAM).
Isabel Salgado and Óscar Pina (‘La Caixa’ Collection).
Manuel Segade (Director of CA2M).

Enrolment from 15 January to 12 February. The list of selected participants will be announced on 16 February

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2ND MARCH - 15TH JUNE 2018/ 16:30 - 20:30H
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This year, DIDDCC, with Carlos Martín at the helm, will question the various factors behind the publication of contemporary art collections, both public and private; will take a look at the canons and dogmas operating in this particular field

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LAS RELIGIONES DEL LIBRO (O CÓMO NO HACER OTRO CATÁLOGO PARA SERVIR CAFÉ) HACIA UNA PUBLICACIÓN DE LA COLECCIÓN CA2M Y ARCO
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