Hotel Theory Reader explores the possibilities of theory as an art form, bringing together ideas initially explored in an exhibition organized in 2015 at REDCAT | CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts.

The book assembles a collection of texts by David Antin, Art & Language, Ruth Estévez, Bruce Hainley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, Snejanka Mihaylova, Sohrab Mohebbi, Cally Spooner, V-Girls, Danna Vajda and Tirdad Zolghadr. Taking its title from Wayne Koestenbaum's 2007 book Hotel Theory (a philosophic enquiry into the hotel state of being), this is the fourth title in Fillip’s ongoing Folio Series presenting writing by critics, artists and curators that engages specific and recurring questions on international contemporary art.