Reading Group with Problem Collective

Reading Group
23/2 2023 5 pm — 8 pm

The admission is free.

We kindly ask you to register in time at or directly at the cash desk in Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The number of participants is limited.

The reading group will be held in English.

Problem Collective invites to a collective reading session, taking inspiration from and deconstructing the methods of early Soviet workers’ reading groups, and reflecting on people’s relation to reading and text today.

Problem Collective is an artistic and research group, formed in Minsk in 2016 by Alesia Zhitkevich, Aleksei Borisionok, Uladzimir Hramovich, and Olia Sosnovskaya. The group works with archives, memory politics, and the (post-)socialist histories of Belarus. Started as a reading group, Problem Collective hosts collective reading sessions and develops reading scores, which address contemporary and historical texts.

In 2018, they completed the research project Pencil Inscription: On the Representation of Violence in the International Red Aid Pavilion by Aleksanteri Ahola-Valo (Minsk, 1930) in the framework of the Centre for Experimental Museology, Moscow. In 2020, the collective focused on the legacies and contemporary forms of strikes in the context of post-election uprising in Belarus and developed a series of visual works entitled Information Boards.