Theory Tuesdays is a nonacademic platform for theoretical discussion founded, organized and coordinated by artist Philip Matesic since 2009. Participants read beforehand then discuss contemporary art, design, literary, cultural and critical theory on a weekly basis, with the texts selected and introduced each week by a different person. The discussions are a blend of knowing and not-knowing, being critical and playful, each one teaching the other. By being free and open to the public, the weekly circulation of varying topics and presenters makes it possible to just drop in and discuss. The sessions are held in English and German.
Theory Tuesdays has taken place over 200 times in Zürich, Switzerland at the following locations: Corner College, Counter Space, Kunsthalle Zürich and since 2016 at the furniture showrom Reseda Zürich.
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Session 193: "Black Skin, White Masks" by Frantz Fanon at Kunsthalle Zürich
Session 186: "How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later" by Philip K. Dick at Reseda Lochergut
Session 126: "Cypherpunks" & "Anthrax" at Corner College
Session 140: "Transparenzgesellschaft" by Byung-Chul Han at Counter Space
Session 179: "The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction" by Ursula Le Guin at Kunsthalle Zürich
Session 158: "Hinter weißen Wänden: Behind the White Cube" by Julia Voss at Reseda Lochergut
Session 65: "First Person, Second Person, Same Person" by Mieke Bal at Perla-Mode
Session 143: "Declaration Of Dependence" by Laura McLean-Ferris at Villa Rigi