• Tue 28 03 – Tue 18 07 2017 •
Reading Group

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 group meets once a month always on Tuesdays at 7 pm at ACADEMYSPACE, in the hospitable setting of our newly arranged entrance lounge. The first meeting (28.3.) prefaces PLURIVERSALE VI by looking at Tariq Ali’s book The Extreme Centre, one of the inspirations for the symposium of the same name in April. In the second meeting (25.4.) we will ask if leftist populism is possible and explore the potential of critical education and alternative knowledge production. The third meeting (23.5.) will be dedicated to how contemporary artists approach/reflect upon the rise of the right-wing political parties, whereas the fourth one (4.7.) will be about how popular culture expresses anti-fascist political ideas.

1. session, 28 3 2017, Tariq Ali, The Extreme Centre: A Warning

2. session, 25 4 2017, Populism and Critical Education

3. session, 23 5 2017, Contemporary Artists against Fascism

4. session, 4 7 2017, Popular Culture against Fascism

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstr. 3, 50672 Cologne
Free admission, starting time for all events at 19:00

In German or English

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