No Culture, No Europe: On the Foundation of Politics by Pascal Gielen

Update on 2 March 2016: Polish translation now available. 

The book No Culture, No Europe: On the Foundations of Politics, edited by Pascal Gielen brings together contributions by an interdisciplinary group of theorists and scientists who argue that the European Union’s lack of attention towards culture is the main cause of the today’s political and economic crises. 

What would happen if culture succeeded in giving the European project a completely different meaning or sense? 

A Polish translation Koniec Kultury, Koniec Europy of the book is now available at Beczmiana

Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the Arts in Society research centre at Groningen University, where he is Associate Professor of the Sociology of Art. Gielen is also editor-in-chief of the book series ‘Arts in Society’ (Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg & Groningen University). 

He has written several books on contemporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics. His publications include Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times (2009,NAi Publishers), The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude (2009, 2010 and 2015, Valiz), Teaching Art in the Neoliberal Realm (ed., 2013, Valiz), Creativity and other Fundamentalisms (Mondriaan Foundation, 2013), Community Art (ed., 2011, 2013, Valiz), Institutional Attitudes (ed., 2013, Valiz), The Ethics of Art (ed., 2014, Valiz), Alternative Mainstream (ed., 2014, Valiz) and Aesthetic Justice (ed., 2015, Valiz).