The international Association of Artists (IKV)
www.internationalerkuenstlerverein.de was founded as a bridge between artists in Africa and Europe. In 2017 there are well-known Africans IKV members like Hassan Fadul Abbakar, Leila Makthar Adam, Jean Marie Claude Bruce, Nusr Eldin ElDouma, Isha Fofana, Fatima Hassan Osman or Taissier Abdelgader Salim.
Supporting the first African Food Waste Congress in Nairobi/Kenya in March 29th-31st 2017 IKV will help the awareness-campaign by a special exhibition at the National Gallery of Nairobi and by interactions with kids. From Germany Barbara Hanebuth and Marie-Christin Hallier both with an education from the Alanus University/Bonn will participate in the activities.
15.12.2016 : Constantin Brancusi
Constantin Brancusi (1876 - 1957), a born Romanian, was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th Century and is considered to be the pioneer of modernism. Already as a child he was carving wood, graduating in 1898 at the Craiova School of Arts and Crafts, then enrolling at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts. Later he lived and worked in France.
In 2016 the Rector/Chancellor of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest/Romania the Academician Ioanel Sinescu inaugurated a sculpture exhibition in the Hall of Honour of Medicine in memory of Constantin Brancusi as an intersection of Art and Medicine.
10.11.2016 : Cultural Center Cluj
In Romania the city of Cluj is a traditional center of culture ( see also : news 10.11.2016 at http://www.european-retail-academy.org/urban-revitalization ) . In 2016 it organized the Romanian National Day of Suicide Prevention. M.C. Hallier lectured at the main event organized by the Psychiatric Clinic of the Medical University about Ars Vivendi : Case Studies of Arttherapy.
The following day Contempory Art was visited in an urban revival project, where in an old former brush factory artists have created as a cooperative with the name Fabrica de Pensule (
www.fabricadepensule.ro) art studios and presentation-rooms for cultural events.
01.10.2016 : Mallnitz Art
In Austria Pro Arte Mallnitz e.V. organized together with the east-west artist e.V. a symposium for modern art. The vernissage of the 10th Event was linked with the opening of an Art and Aqua Sculpture Park.
The sculpture park will be the start of a planned art-tracking-route in the Tauern Valley where in future several wells will be buit in cooperation with artists to demonstrate the importance and value of water.
01.09.2016: Strengthening Africa
In 2011 Marie-Christin Hallier (mariechristinhallier.wordpress.com) was in South Africa among of nine Bachelor-students of the Alanus University Bonn/Germany to work in a multi-colour project with underprivileged children of the black, coloured and white communities to strengthen the self-confidence of youngsters (more: YouTube).
Now being a Master of Art Therapy and member of the International Club of Artists IKV (Link) she will support together with her IKV-colleagues the First African Food Waste Conference on March 27th-30th, 2017 in Nairobi/Kenya by an exhibition about Food Waste (Call for Papers) to create awareness and the offer to have some joint workshops with the local community.