• Tue 16 06 2015 •
Moving on from Islam and the West Pankaj Mishra


What will become of the world as we know it? Events in the Middle East and North Africa – from the invasion of Iraq to the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS – signify the destruction of a political and cultural order, while Western Europe and America struggle with their own crisis of legitimacy caused by military, political, and economic excesses. A new world order, or disorder, looms on the horizon. How relevant or useful is the opposition of “Islam” and the “West” in understanding these earthshaking events? Preeminent novelist as well as Guardian and New York Times columnist Pankaj Mishra (London/Mashobra) will explore the contemporary geopolitical and ideological landscape, outlining some necessary revisions of ideas and concepts.

In English
Venue: Filmforum NRW im Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstraße 1, 50667 Cologne
2.50 €, reduced 1.50 €

An event of the Academy of the Arts of the World in the frame of PLURIVERSALE II and the KunstBewusst talk series organized by the Friends of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Museum Ludwig e.V. in association with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.