AboutRomuald Hazoumé MADE IN PORTO-NOVO
15 October 28 November 2009
24 Old Gloucester Street
London, WC1N 3AL
Winner of the prestigious Arnold Bode prize at documenta 12, in 2007, Romuald Hazoumé 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 âmasks' the signature sculptures, with which he first came to prominence in the west. Made in Porto-Novo adds new insight into Hazoumé'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.