The Young Girl Reading Group Show

Jan 2016


with Ed Atkins, Juliette Bonneviot, Rosi Braidotti, Harry Burke, Lou Cantor, Loretta Fahrenholz, Claire Fontaine, Elin Gonzalez, Daniel Horn, Garrett Nelson & Luca Iemi, Adrian Piper, Jacky Poloni, Anna Uddenberg and Phillip Zach

curated by Julia Moritz and the YGRG



The YGRGS takes its cue from a reading group of the same title. This reading group discusses current modes of intersubjectivity through an itinerant bibliography of queer posthumanist theory. Since 2013, it takes place every Sunday at 7pm at different locations, with different texts, and different people. YGRG was conceived by Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė (artists based between Basel and Berlin, currently co-running the Oslo10 project space under the name of Agatha Valkyrie Ice) and inspired by the English translation of Tiqqun‘s „Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl“. A sequence of three sessions was hosted recently by Julia Moritz at Kunsthalle Zürich (where she is employed as Curator of Theory). The three make use of the given booth as a platform for fellow readers, speakers, makers and thinkers to present work that testifies to some meaningful ways of transposing theory/conversation/text to various artistic media and vice versa; an open circuit of feminism and feedback, scenery and scrutiny, profanation and prose. For YGRGS, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė create an environment to host the

show and the reading event which, as usual, takes place at 7pm on Sunday.