YGRG 165 - reading session
The reading session will be led by artists Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė.
YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP is a project by artist duo Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, which came into existence as an actual, weekly reading group in their Berlin flat in 2013. Since then, under this extended serial performative project the artists organized more than 160 reading groups and performances at a sustained pace and at various locations. Young Girl Reading Group started from a collective reading of texts which explore broadly the intersections between gender and technology. In the course of YGRG165 we will focus on selected texts from the reader that Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė edited to complement the exhibition RYXPER1126AE on view online on the platforms of Trafó Gallery. The reader includes theoretical texts by Karen Barad (Nature’s Queer Performativity), Donna J. Haraway (Tentacular Thinking (Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene)), Margarida Mendes (Molecular Colonialism), Timothy Morton (Queer Ecology), and Paul B. Preciado (Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era). The texts we will read will be in English as well as the discussion held online. To receive the texts and the technical information needed for you to join in, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Pro Helvetia
Trafó Gallery's new lazy Saturday morning reading group, Hangover Reading Club 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, will include discussions on posthuman theories, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, hydrofeminism, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology among others.
For the themes and dates of past and future sessions of Hangover Reading Club, follow this link.
Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary.