DOĞANÇAY’S SPEAKING WALLS AT MUSEUM MORSBROICH IN GERMANY

“Burhan Doğançay – Signs on the Wall” |  Solo Exhibit – Germany
Speaking Walls at Museum Morsbroich 
BURHAN DOĞANÇAY SHOWS THE TRUE LIFE
 On March 18, 2018, the Museum Morsbroich (http://www.museum-morsbroich.de) in Leverkusen (20km north of Cologne) opened a solo exhibition with works by Burhan Dogancay under the title “Zeichen an der Wand” (“Signs on the Wall”). The exhibit will remain open until August 26. Most works on view are on loan from the Albertina, Vienna.

Burhan Doğançay, an economist by profession, worked as a self-taught artist until his death in 2013. His topic was the “Urban Walls“, poster and graffiti walls in public space, which he photographed and used as a template for his works.

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Book Review: JOURNEY INTO EUROPE

by EJAZ RAHIM
Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity”
As far  back as 1996, the distinguished scholar W. Montgomery Watt described Dr Akbar Ahmed as ‘a contemporary spokesman for Islam’. That epithet remains apt even now but, based on the sum total of his writings and work, he is widely respected today as an anthropologist, teacher, researcher, scholar in comparative religion, a committed public intellectual promoting inter-faith harmony and a leading authority on contemporary Islam.
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“JOURNEY INTO EUROPE: TURBULENT AND MIGHTY CONTINENT”

This piece is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the new book,
“Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity”.

 Chapter 1 – Europe: Turbulent and Mighty Continent

by AKBAR AHMED
“In that encounter in the gloomy basement in Athens, I witnessed the problems of Europe today. I saw the need to conduct a detailed study of Europe based on fieldwork to look at precisely these issues. I saw the desperate need to discover a paradigm or method for the future that would allow Europe’s different cultures and peoples to understand one another better in order to live together in peace and harmony. To do so, we needed to locate an effective conceptual frame for our study in the context of the social sciences. I thus consulted the scholars who could best guide us.”

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