anyMeta 4.17.47 - Atom module 0.3.2 2014-04-23T13:48:22+02:00 Nigeria 2014-04-23T12:24:53+02:00 akachukwu chukwuemeka (akabeks) creativity is like a river,the deeper you go the more exposed the beauty... <p>Eye am a slave to imagination,<br/> Like a lover powerless,<br/> I spread the hands of my heart<br/> For a romance of creativity,<br/> Walking the universe of my thoughts,<br/> Holding on to the memories of<br/> Time <br/> © 2014</p> <p>My works are strongly influence by Imagination and I believe that the way you interpret the world around you depends on the strength of your perception and imagination. I see but, I paint what eye feel. I see art as a window to an endless imagination, you may settle for the window frame, you may also view beyond the frame to savour the endless landscape that abound. I was born on the 23rd day of June, 1971 at Mgbowo, Enugu State, Nigeria and graduated from the department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 1997/98 session(Painting major). My poems flow with my paintings thus, sometimes they have the same titles. I am currently a Post Graduate Diploma Student of Gender studies at the University of Abuja, Nigeria where I live and work.</p> - 6 akachukwu chukwuemeka (akabeks) benjamin chukwuemeka akachukwu benjamin chukwuemeka d PERSON 1 2014-04-21T03:10:21+02:00 Mark Coetzee Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) <p>Mark Coetzee is currently Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) at the V&amp;A Waterfront in Cape Town, (South Africa); Curator, Zeitz Collection (Switzerland); Cultural Specialist, Zeitz Foundation (Kenya); Visiting Professor, New World School of the Arts, University of Florida (Miami, USA); Visiting Lecturer at University of Barcelona (Spain); and Adjunct Curator at the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA).</p> <p>Past positions include: Program Director, PUMAVision and Chief Curator, PUMA.Creative (Herzogenaurach, Germany, 2009 - 2013); Selection Committee, PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights, (Paris, France, 2011 - 2012); Director of both the Contemporary Arts Foundation and the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, USA, 2000 - 2009); Adjunct Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum (USA, 2008 - 2009); Adjunct Faculty Member, New World School of the Arts; Co-Director, New World School of the Arts Honors Program; and Director, Curatorial Training Program (Miami, USA, 2001 - 2009).</p> <p>He is a recognized artist in his own right as well an art historian and writer. Coetzee has published extensively on art, writing for journals including the Huffington Post, Mail &amp; Guardian, Revue Noire and the Sunday Independent, and written over 30 monograph catalogs on various artists. His latest publications include monographs on Hernan Bas, Keith Haring, Eberhard Havekost, and John Stezaker. Coetzee studied at the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Paris-Sorbonne.</p> - 120.958 31.38 Mark Coetzee Mark Coetzee d d PERSON 1 2014-04-21T03:10:18+02:00 The Long Run The Long Run is a fair, honest, positive and creative approach to life <p>As Long Runners, we strive to strengthen intercultural relationships and understanding, safeguarding cultural heritage while raising awareness of cultural diversity. We want to inspire others to act in kind. Creative activities in this dimension encompass all expressions of art—from local cuisine and architecture to film and music, from sculpture to folk arts and crafts—as well as the promotion of social cohesion and cultural interaction through sport.</p> <p>The flagship initiative of the <a href="">Zeitz Foundation</a> is <a href="">The Long Run</a>. The <a href="">Zeitz Foundation</a> supports the network of <a href="">Long Run Destinations</a> by providing a platform for collaboration, innovation and learning. Through financial support and via the G.E.R. certification system, the <a href="">Zeitz Foundation</a> empowers the <a href="">Long Run Destinations</a> to achieve long-lasting impact in all 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce).</p> <p>The mission of the <a href="">Zeitz Foundation</a> is to invest in research, listen to the experience of local communities and stakeholders and apply the knowledge gained to create and support sustainable, ecologically and socially responsible projects and destinations around the world.</p> <p>The <a href="">Zeitz Foundation for Intercultural Ecosphere Safety</a> is a private charitable organisation that was founded in 2008 by German business entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz. Inspired by the efforts of conservationists, scientists, and artists, and recognising the need for furthering connectedness and alliances around the world, Zeitz founded the organisation with the intention of inspiring and achieving the highest standards in sustainability through the balance of culture, community, conservation and commerce in privately managed areas.</p> -