Energy & Environment

Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

SA artist auctions best works for global change

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Well-known local artist, Alexander Krenz, will auction some of his best works on the 9th of July 2009 in order to offer South Africans the chance to be involved in the State of the World Forum.
Inviting governments, businesses and activist groups to make a contribution to the future of the earth, the Forum encourages change. And with South Africa’s history of successful transition from the former apartheid regime, Krenz strongly believes that South Africans should be actively involved.

The State of the World Forum will take place in February 2010, in Washington DC and Krenz plans to be there with his film crew. “I want to document the Forum for the people of South Africa, to inform us of the decisions made at the Forum so that we can all be involved as active participants. This is our chance to take our place in a global initiative aimed at making a real difference to our future,” he explains.

To get there, Alexander is auctioning some of his best known art. Works from his collection “The I of the Eye” will be up for grabs.

Krenz adds, “I have researched global integration intensely for the past 4 years and I feel extremely passionate about it. It interrogates a shift of power from West to East, and from state to people, emphasising the need for individual recognition and growth as keys to a sustainable and harmonious future. It’s time to put our exaggerated egos aside.”

The Forum aims to bring people together from around the world to work collaboratively to green our economies and develop more sustainable lifestyles. It is the second biggest gathering of world leaders outside of the UN, bringing together some of the world’s top thinkers and philosophers, to consider the natural way that humans evaluate challenges and develop responses.

Founded in 1995 by Jim Garrison with Mikhail Gorbachev, profound leaders such as Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher and Desmond Tutu have all been a part of the Forum’s extraordinary dialogue.

To be a part of this exciting adventure, you are invited to attend the auction and exhibition on the 9th of July at Wembley Square. Not only will you see some outstanding art by one of South Africa’s most promising artists, but you will also be supporting South Africa’s chance at playing a part in world change.

Date : 09 July 2009
Time : 18h30 for 19h00
Venue: Art Jamming, Wembley Square, Gardens
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Special guest speaker is Simon Ratcliffe from Peak Oil South Africa.

For more information please contact Tahra Sergeant on 0828850230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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