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Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou

Opens: 20/10/2012 Closes: 06/01/2013 Nottingham Contemporary
Haiti and its Vodou exerted a major influence on the Surrealist movement, Andre Breton and filmmaker Maya Deren notwithstanding. This show isn't about household names though, but instead lesser-known works with the supernatural religion at their core, spanning from the ‘Haitian Renaissance' in the 1940s to contemporary works by an international array of artists. For more information visit: http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/kafou-haiti-art-and-vodou Buy: http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/visit
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The Arts Desk“The sense of the essential liveness of Vodou is only fleetingly apparent...” This is a fascinating exhibition, well worth travelling to see, but the totality of Vodou and what it has to offer to art remain largely out of view, a massive partially charted area full of possibilities...
 
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Financial Times“An ambitious exploration of Haiti’s vibrant modern and contemporary art .” In the 21st century Haiti has suffered a coup, earthquake, hurricanes, epidemics; artists have responded with a dystopian language, brutal but energetic...
 
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The Independent“This exhibition is exceptional...” Spanning the last 70 years, these works are passionately in tune with Haiti’s revolutionary past...
 
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