This fall and winter, Cabaret Voltaire and CARAH – Collective for Anti-Racist Art History cordially invite you to a reading group. Together we’re going to read and discuss texts on (anti-)racism in art history and related topics.

The reading group meets at 18:00 at the Dada library in Cabaret Voltaire (Spiegelgasse 1) on the following dates:

  • September 27, 2022
  • October 25, 2022
  • November 22, 2022
  • December 13, 2022

Depending on the composition of the group, the discussions will take place in German and/or English.

The reading group is open to anyone interested. To participate, all you need to do is register via email to

During our first meeting on September 27, we will discuss the following essays:

  • Homi Bhaba «Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art», in: Artforum 33 (6), Februar 1995.
  • Kobena Mercer «Looking for Trouble», in: Transition 51, 1991.
  • McKenzie Wark «The Cis Gaze and Its Others (for Shola)», in: e-flux journal 117, April 2021.

The texts will be sent to all participants after registration.

CARAH (Collective for Anti-Racist Art History) is an initiative of art historians at the University of Zurich that aims to critically question and break down racist ideologies that are rooted in art history. The collective sets itself the task of exposing and counteracting racially based inclusions and exclusions as well as blind spots in the methodological tradition of art history as an academic discipline in order to help deconstruct and overcome racism.