Reading Group @Academy of the Arts of the World

28.3. – Tariq Ali “The Extreme Centre”
25.4. – Is leftist populism possible?
23.5. How do contemporary artists approach / reflect upon therise of the right-wing political parties?
04.7. How does popular culture express anti-fascist political ideas?

Leonid Gaidai, Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures, Mosfilm, 1965 (film still)


This season, the Academy introduces a new (self-) educational initiative, a reading group,founded with the goal of deepening and intensifying discussion of the themes broached in the Academy’s program. The reading groupmeets once a month always on Tuesdays at7 pm at ACADEMYSPACE, in the hospitable setting of the newly arranged entrance lounge. The first meeting (28.3.) prefaces Pluriversale Ⅵ bylooking at Tariq Ali’s book The Extreme Centre,one of the inspirations for the symposium ofthe same name in April. In the second meeting (25.4.) we will ask if leftist populism is possibleand explore the potential of critical educationand alternative knowledge production. The thirdmeeting (23. 5.) will be dedicated to how contemporaryartists approach / reflect upon therise of the right-wing political parties, whereasthe fourth one (4.7.) will be about how popularculture expresses anti-fascist political ideas.

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstr. 3, 50672 Cologne

Free admission, starting time for all events at 19:00
If you would like to participate, please, send an email before each meeting to:

In cooperation with University of Cologne, Institut für Kunst und Kunsttheorie & Institut für Medienkultur und Theater /
Project Arts Education in Transition, fellows network cologne / NRW, Temporary Gallery – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst e.V. /
Centre for contemporary art

March 14, 2017, category: events,