African Art Exhibition

African art in the greater Dusseldorf for many years lived Klaus Packenius a dropout living on his farm in Namibia. Now he is back and has a large selection of authentic art objects of the black continent in the luggage, which he now exhibits in Krefeld-Uerdingen and offered for sale. Packenius has collected some quirky items in all these years. In the dark part of the continent to Uganda, in the Congo, Rwanda, and so on the contacts of the Krefeld ranging from southern Africa and so the collection spans many countries in Africa. Voodoo figures about Bushman arc up to very rare masks by medicine people, there’s plenty to see on the Bahnhofsstr. 15 in Krefeld-Uerdingen, as well as a rhinoceros from Acacia wood carved, which over 300 kg weighs. Who once was in Africa and the exhibition space of the Afrasia exhibition enters, feels the great deal of Africa, which is in the air directly.

But also for people who have never been in Africa, this exhibition is interesting. Over the years, Packenius began in the Asia to travel and as a result, many art objects from this region to enrich the collection. Through his contacts and more travel abroad, Afrasia new merchandise arrives, although it is now difficult to find authentic art in Africa. Often it is mass-produced, offered the traveller on the side of the road and is not easy to create also real pieces of art to Germany. The motivation to provide its customers with unique, is now created this beautiful exhibition and invites interested visitors and buyers. Learn online at and on Facebook under the keyword Afrasia about Afrasia”. To agree, initially by telephone or e-mail, we ask dates to the tour because it is interested in Mr Packenius also take time for visitors, finally, there is also a lot to say to the individual objects…

International Funeral Award

Innovative grave character on October 25, 2008 in Antwerp the freelance sculptor of Siegbert Altmiks and the stone master sculptor Stefan King box of food for their landmark-art project awarded for a new culture of mourning ceremony of the 10th International funeral Award (IFA) during a gala event with an initial placement. The international funeral award, the Oscar”of the funeral sector, is awarded annually by an internationally composed jury for innovative ideas in the field of the burial system and the funeral culture in different categories. Stefan King box and Siegbert Altmiks, clearly convinced the jury with the concept as well as with the execution of their landmark-art project. This project includes the artwork of individual tombs and grave character in collaboration with survivors. Filed under: Ford. Personal encounter with the theme of death and an active management of mourning are in the foreground.

Given the taboo and anonymization of the theme of death”, the project aims In addition society on the development of a new form of the funeral culture and a new covered integral view of life. The concept of landmark-art is based on the following fundamental ideas: the grave character always consist of two part objects, the actual tomb sculpture for placement on the cemetery and a corresponding counterpart, which will remain in the private sphere of the grieving, where it can be abstract paintings or photographs, small objects, containers, etc.. Both objects illustrate the duality of life and death in their mutual relation. As a landmark, they stand at the threshold and integrate the grief at the same time in the visible form in the daily life. The design impulse for the landmark objects is based on the development of a personal theme in the conversation between the client and the designer.

“” “” This topic is in the objects artistically implemented, such a name or title, such as game of life “, giving companies”, in between “or sound F”, and a distinctive shape In contrast to the ready-made uniforms tombstone. The grieving of survivors is supported by an active Act on the objects, such as reordering individual elements of objects to design new patterns or generation of sounds. From this a new, personally developed meaningful and identity form of Ritualization can occur, which can contribute further to cope with grief. The landmark objects can be also a means for the struggle of the individual with the own future death. The project enables the development of a personal landmark secession at the lifetime of the customer, quasi pre mortem”. So its own way of an active employment can be found given the rather predominant ignorance and displacement of this subject with the death, also in cooperation with close relatives or friends. The judgment the IFA jury according to is with the landmark kind of project total excellent a Building bridges between traditional and modern grave character design managed. In addition, the project receives through the creation of a consciously living funeral culture in a time when the search for new orientations and values clear socio-political aspects, because do you want to change the world, you have to begin at the death.” (S.Winalt) Stefan King field as stone sculptor master leads his own tomb company in food. Siegbert Altmiks also works as a freelance sculptor in his own Studio in Essen. Siegbert Abdow

Objects By Joseph Beuys And Others Reach The Auction

Art auction auction house Jackson in Gutersloh objects and images of Joseph Beuys and others get on 29 November in the art and auction house Jackson in Gutersloh to the auction at the Christmas auction of the auction house Jackson in Gutersloh, known from numerous TV shows, get valuable paintings, as Hendrik Voogd, Charles Rochussen, Oskar Degas etc. objects and images of Joseph Beuys. Three different picture objects to part with personal dedication and signing, also two books: Joseph BEUYS multiples 579 pages, and show your wound 1976 Edition only: 500 copies of also Joseph BEUYS famous bottle of red wine F.I.U. signed and referred to Ditesa della Natura in original wooden box stamped Fluxus zone West and Joseph BEUYS: characters from the Brown room original graphics No. 15039 15046 + 15077 and honey pump 1977 original graphic a unique Bielefeld Notgeld collection including the councilman album at work no.

1-10 with the Wunderlich – and Russians seem of more a large oil painting of the famous Gutersloher painter Paul Westerfrolke, the water mill Avenstroth at the Park bath dated 191, valuable paintings, so Hendrik Voogd, Charles Rochussen, Oskar Degas, Adolf Erbsloh, rustic furniture, also from noble descent, a large silver – coin collection from the Germanic Museum up to the 50 Pfennig G Bank deutscher Lander by 1950. A hundred”in the print series of 1997, which is printed on one side only, to the auction. The banknote 100 Deutsche mark No.: DG 8795765N1 first edition with hologram stripes: on 1 August 1997 the color: reddish-blue, on the front of the Clara Schumann was building of the historic Leipzig, on the back a concert grand piano, as well as the Hochsche Conservatory in Frankfurt, many years taught Clara Schumann at the (1819-1896) composer and pianist, in the background. Due to a pressure breakdown in the former printing company Giesecke & Devrient some blue of hundreds were probably despite numerous controls”without grand pianos at the back in circulation. How many, are never known. Due to the rarity, this hundred was probably a high collector’s value “have as Mauritius” shall apply.

Environmental Contamination

The impact of the environmental contamination is a subject that seems to worry to the ecological associations and to the governments more and more. The phenomenon of the global heating creates important misalignments in the Earth climate and its ecosystems, which entails the appearance of unknown diseases, the upheaval of the migrations of certain species and even its extinction if they do not adapt to the great changes undergone by his surroundings. The investigation and development of new more ecological fuels, as well as a more responsible consumption on the part of companies and consumers, can have a highly positive effect for the environment. On the one hand, the concept of social responsibility of the companies (RSE) indicates the commitment and to have of the deprived societies to integrate in its activities the social, economic and ecological preoccupations of the civil society. In this way, the biological fuel development and use by the companies to a great extent contribute to reduce the negative ecological impact of their activities. On the other hand, the citizens and consumers have also a responsibility towards the environment, that can exert when acquiring products whose polluting impact is smaller. Also, echo-gestures, that are not than small activities more, simple and daily can carry out the calls, that they help to reduce the contamination and to improve the environment. Finally, the states and central governments of great number of countries of the world are taking measured to try to limit the ecological impact of the populations and their activities.

In particular, the development and the promotion of less polluting energies and the more ecological fuel production are being impelled. One of these biological called fuels is bioetanol, that is not more than the agricultural ethanol of origin or the ethylic alcohol, the same that is in the spirits. Bioetanol arises from the vegetable transformation that contains saccharose, like the sugar cane or the beet, and it is obtained from the fermentation of the extracted sugar of the sugar plant, or by the enzymatic hydrolysis of the starch contained in cereals like the maize or the wheat.