The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
Romuald Hazoumè: Made in Porto-Novo, October Gallery, London, England
from 15/10/2009 to 28/11/2009
Winner of the prestigious Arnold Bode prize at documenta 12, in 2007, Romuald Hazoumè is one of Africa's leading visual artists. His latest solo show, Made in Porto-Novo, will include a new installation, new paintings, photographs and recently created ‘masks’ – the signature sculptures, with which he first came to prominence in the west. Made in Porto-Novo adds new insight into Hazoumè’s powerful body of work, and asserts, with a muscular confidence, that this historic city on Benin’s southern coast must today be reckoned as an important and dynamic centre of artistic innovation.
Link to the exhibition website