Art Exhibition - Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie

Reception at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)

December 2, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), South Florida’s oldest and only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, will kick off Art Basel week in Miami with a thought provoking exhibition featuring contemporary artist, George Edozie.

George Edozie in Studio

Reception at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)

December 2, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM

Both the artist and the curator of Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie were born in Nigeria, however they each work internationally as cultural practitioners who question so-called “post-modern” theories about aesthetics.

His Majesty, lgwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, MNI, Obi of Onitsha

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The New York City, State and Federal governments will be hosting an Africa Day Reception to commemorate the Africa Day Annual Celebration on May 24th, 2011 from 12Pm to 6PM. This is a unique reception and of a rare kind, since it marks the first time the State would be commemorating this event since the initial inception of the African Union, formerly Organization of African Unity, in 1961.

By Chipo Chung

May 18 2011

The Africa Centre was founded in 1962. Its home, at 38 King Street, Covent Garden, London, was gifted to the African people in perpetuity by the Catholic Church. Over four decades the building has been a refuge, a meeting place and cultural beacon for the likes of Desmond Tutu, Kenneth Kaunda, Wole Soyinka and Walter Rodney, and an iconic landmark for Africans in Britain. In March 2011, news leaked that the Africa Centre’s Board of Trustees were engaged in a secret deal to sell a 125 year lease of 38 King Street to Capco, a property developer. A campaign to save it quickly emerged, demanding a public consultation with the community on the sale of the centre and garnering the active support of Desmond Tutu, Mo Ibrahim and Youssou N’Dour amongst others, together with over 1,000 petitioners. Thus far, the Board refuse to meet with the community and the sale of the iconic landmark is imminent.

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