The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

The National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

from 31/08/2012 to 09/12/2012

The work of CAAC artist Romuald Hazoumé will be featured in "A Universe of Possibilities" section at the African Cosmos: Stellar Art exhibition taking place at the National Museum of African Art in Washington. The piece, entitled "Rainbow Serpent", is made out of recycled jerry cans that are typically used to carry gasoline. It is based on a symbol of the self-devouring snake that is considered a lucky charm in Fon and Yoruba cultures. Here, Hazoumé addresses the exploitation of resources and how this affects communities around the world and over time, including the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade centuries ago and its economic equivalents today.
Link to the exhibition website