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Art and Innovation: Craft renaissance & informal industry in the Maghreb

Eric van Hove - Art and Innovation: Craft renaissance & informal industry in the Maghreb Conceptual artist, poet, social entrepreneur and traveler
Art and Innovation: Craft renaissance & informal industry in the Maghreb
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
4:30pm to 5:30pm
DEN Innovation Center & New Venture Incubator, 4 Currier Place, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755
Sponsored By: 
DEN - Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Hood Museum of Art
Intended Audiences: Public
Categories: Arts , Clubs & Organizations , Lectures & Seminars

Eric van Hove - Art and Innovation: Craft renaissance & informal industry in the Maghreb

Conceptual artist, poet, social entrepreneur and traveler

Dartmouth Artist in Residence – 2016 March/April

Montgomery Fellow – 2017 February/March

Wednesday 27 April 2016

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Networking immediately following

Co-sponsored by DEN, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Dartmouth Studio Art Artist-in-Residence Program

For more information and to register link to: http://den-hoodmuseum-ericvanhove.eventbrite.com

Morocco hosts 3 million craftsmen whose role, manpower and informal economy shows great potential in the wake of the solar power technology development. As a conceptual artist and social entrepreneur based in Marrakesh, Eric van Hove will offer some insights into his vision and future ventures involving craft as a social empowerment tool in the post-Fordist and post-Colonial context of North-Africa.

Eric van Hove is a conceptual artist and social entrepreneur who was born in Algeria to Belgian parents, raised in Cameroon, educated in Tokyo and spent nearly a decade of his adult life traveling and working extensively across every continent. Recently, he settled in Morocco to establish what he calls a “living, socioeconomic sculpture” – or as others know it: Atelier Eric van Hove. Beyond being an embodiment of metamorphosis, this atelier is where V12 Laraki, the full-fledged sculptural replica of a V12 Mercedes engine with craft -now on show at the Jaffe-Friede Gallery and presented by the artist recently at TEDx Marrakech- was born. Furthermore, his Atelier is also the cornerstone of his new goal: initiating a Renaissance of Craft in the Maghreb in post-Fordist times.

For information about Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art exhibit on view in Jaffe-Fried Gallery, Hopkins Center please link to http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/explore/exhibitions/eric-van-hove

For general information about the DEN email [email protected] or call +1-603-646-8888.

The DEN Innovation Center & New Venture Incubator fosters and promotes entrepreneurship. The DEN offers courses, workshops, speaker series, startup competitions and networking activities. In the heart of the Arts and Innovation District in Hanover, the DEN Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator is a tangible manifestation of President Hanlon's vision for Dartmouth as a hub of entrepreneurial creativity and energy.

The goal of the DEN is to establish a renowned, world-class, entrepreneurial competency for students, faculty, staff and alumni unique to Dartmouth—one that generates intellectual discoveries, supports commercialization, and energizes Dartmouth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Such discovery and application is integral to Dartmouth’s mission to provide transformational education and essential to Dartmouth’s obligation to improve society.

For more information, contact: 
Sarah Morgan
603-646-8888

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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