23 Jan → 22 Feb 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Voodoo, a fascinating cult ! Do you know about it ? and Art influenced or born from voodoo culture ? Unlikely because it is very little shown in our western cultures. Along with Haiti, Benin is one of the great voodoo countries which irrigates its identity made of interconnections of ethnicities and religions. It permeates and gives rhythm to all strata of society. The work of Rafiy Okefolahan, Louis Oke-Agbo and Syl Pâris Kouton, three artists originally from Porto Novo (Benin), is imbued with it. Rafiy Okefolahan works his canvases on the ground with the materials of voodoo fetishes to mirror Beninese society and its contradictions. Louis Oke-Agbo, a photographer who has worked extensively on the subject of mental disability, brings out the sacred bond between man and his environment. Syl Pâris Kouton presents a silent and intimate work, which he sees as a gateway to his spirituality. These three very different approaches lead us to grasp the importance of voodoo in Benin's identity. These contemporary artists pay homage to their country through a personal viewpoint that plunges us into a society that is still too little known. This exhibition is organised as part of the Africa France year and in partnership with the Communauté d'agglomération de Cergy-Pontoise and the Espace culturel Gincko'Art de Pontoise. A first!
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