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Romuald Hazoume

An artist from Benin

Born 1962, Porto Novo, Benin
Romuald Hazoumé, who is of Yoruba origin, grew up in a Catholic family, but remained in contact with the Vodun society of his forbears; this dual cultural heritage finds expression in both his masks and installations. In the mid-1980s, he began an extended series of works made from discarded plastic containers, and in particular from gasoline canisters. “I send back to the West that which belongs to them, that is to say, the refuse of consumer society that invades us every day.”

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