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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 40 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.


Romuald Hazoumè, MIP - Made in Porto-Novo, 2009. Found objects and sound installation, 210 x 350 x 150cm.

Romuald Hazoumè - MIP

Made in Porto Nova

15 October – 28 November, 2009
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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.

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