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.

01.08.2016 : 10 years IKV

The International Association of Artists ( www.internationalerkuenstlerverein.de) celebrated its 10 years anniversary in Cologne/Germany. The objective of IKV is to organize an artistic and cultural network. Its members are comming from Albania, Belgium, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, South Korea, Sudan and Ukraine.

The celebration was supported by an exhibition and additionally by a dancing-group from South Korea, where also in 2016 IKV-members are exhibiting part of their works at the International Art Fair in Seoul.

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