<strong>Romuald Hazoumè</strong>, <em>Made in Porto-Novo (MIP)</em>, 2009.<br>Found objects installation, 234 x 305 x 150 cm.<strong>Romuald Hazoumè</strong>, <em>Roulette Béninoise, from the series 'Kpayoland'<?em>, 2004.<br>Edition of 6, Baryte print, 80 x 120 cm.<strong>Romuald Hazoumè</strong>, <em>La Mère Cotivet</em>, 2001.<br>
Found objects, 44 x 15 x 12 cm.

ROMUALD HAZOUMÈ:
Made in Porto Nova

15 October – 28 November, 2009
Romuald Hazoumè, Wax Bandana, 2009.
Found objects, 27 x 12 x 27 cm.
Romuald Hazoumè, Liberté, 2009.
Found objects, 31 x 51 x 25 cm.
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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