Romuald Hazoumé

Romuald Hazoumé

by Romuald Hazoumè
     
 

Romuald Hazoumé (born 1962), one of Africa's leading visual artists, has worked with many media throughout his career, but it is for his assemblage-masks that he is best known. These masks consist of discarded oil cans ubiquitous objects in Benin, which Hazoumé repositions to resemble faces. The use of oil cans implicitly criticizes the presence of

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Romuald Hazoumé (born 1962), one of Africa's leading visual artists, has worked with many media throughout his career, but it is for his assemblage-masks that he is best known. These masks consist of discarded oil cans ubiquitous objects in Benin, which Hazoumé repositions to resemble faces. The use of oil cans implicitly criticizes the presence of multinational oil companies in west Africa.

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ISBN-13:
9781907020520
Publisher:
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Publication date:
07/31/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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