Eric Adjetey Anang

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Eric Adjetey Anang
Eric Adjetey Anang.jpg
Born (1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 31)
Teshie, Accra
Nationality Ghana
Known for Sculpture, design
Website http://kanekwei.com

Eric Adjetey Anang (About this sound pronunciation ; born 1985) is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop.

Biography[edit]

In 2001, he introduced Ghana design coffins at Gidan Makama Museum Kano, Nigeria, under the auspices of Alliance française in Kano.

After completing his secondary school at Accra Academy, he took over in 2005 the management of the studio that was established by Seth Kane Kwei,[1][2] motivated by the ambition to "rise the name of his grand-father and see the world".

In 2009 Adjetey Anang featured in a television commercial for Aquarius (sports drink).[3] and collaborated with the Oregon College of Art & Craft, by organizing a two-month residence in Ghana[4] for artist and Senior Lecturer Michael de Forest.[5]

In January 2010, Anang took part in the photographic project Please, do not move ! with the French photographer Guy Hersant. At the end of the same year, he was invited to the Black World Festival in Dakar as representative of designers from Ghana.[6]

Eric Adjetey Anang is also involved in anthropological research related to Ga people with Roberta Bonetti, an affiliate professor in History of Anthropology at University of Bologna[7] and Fellow at Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University.[8]

At the age of 24, Eric Adjetey Anang was acknowledged as "a model for African urban youths" by the French newspaper Le Monde diplomatique.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ culturebase.net. "Kane Kwei artist portrait". culturebase.net. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Histoire de l'art et anthropol... - Abebuu adekai chez les Ga du G... - Roberta Bonetti - Musée du quai Branly (département de la recherche et de l’enseignement)". Actesbranly.revues.org. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  3. ^ Storyboard Aquarius Archived March 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Michael deForest. "Apprentice Coffin Maker". Michaeldeforeststudio.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  5. ^ "michaeldeforeststudio.com". michaeldeforeststudio.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  6. ^ "L’artiste ghanéen Eric Anang expose ses cercueils de fantaisie à Dakar". panapress.com. 
  7. ^ "Roberta Bonetti". Unibo.it. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Le Monde Diplo". Blog.mondediplo.net. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 

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