Hangover Reading Club #5
Trafó Gallery's lazy Saturday morning reading group explores fresh theoretical approaches and critical perspectives that provide insight into larger-than-human worlds and belief systems that flow beyond solidified patterns of thinking and doing. The textual gatherings, led by invited curators, artists or theoreticians, often in conjunction with the exhibitions and events at Trafó Gallery, include discussions on posthuman theories, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, hydrofeminism, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology among other issues.
The next session of the reading group will take place from 11.30 am on 25 January 2020 and will be led by Dominika Trapp and Zsolt Miklósvölgyi. The text read in the frameworks of Hangover Reading Club are in English and Hungarian, while the discussions are in Hungarian. We send the texts of each session beforehand via email for those who are interested. Thinking of heavy sleepers, nighthawks and of those who prefer to do the groceries early in the morning, the sessions begin at 11:30 am. Although the different reading sessions of Hangover Reading Club are related, it is not necessary to attend all sessions, the events are drop-in. Hangover Reading Club is free, all are welcome! For the themes and dates of past and future sessions of Hangover Reading Club, follow this link.
The upcoming session of Hangover Reading Club related to Dominika Trapp's exhibition 'Don't lay him on me...' is looking for possible answers to the intersecting questions of peasant culture and ecological crisis, tradition and transgression, local struggles and planetary challenges. Among other things, discussions at the reading group will address how the study of the peasant societies and nature can be rethought and whether this practice can really be a solution to the crises of modernity - or if the false idealization of rural cultures is just another symptom of the crisis we live in.
Dominika Trapp's solo exhibition entitled 'Don't lay him on me...' is on view at Trafó Gallery between 18th January and 1st March 2020. In her recent practice, Dominika focuses on and stretches the boundaries defined by folk culture. Looking behind the ideals conveyed by folk music and folk dance, as well as behind the discursive, symbolic and somatically engrained elements of rural culture, the exhibition attempts to reread these communal norms from a present perspective. Zsolt Miklósvölgyi is an editor and critic, co-founder of Technologie und das Unheimliche and editor of the journal Café Bábel.