Kafou: Haiti, Art and Voudou

Vivid paintings and sculptures from 30 of Haiti's foremost artists, shining a light on an extraordinary self-taught tradition.

Haitian art owes its visionary quality to Voudou, a religion that grew out of a potent mix of slavery and neo-colonialism, combining African religions, Catholicism, indigenous beliefs, Freemasonry and Islam. Voudou brings the supernatural to everyday life, and its imaginative collective symbolism has been important to both French Surrealism and Latin American Magic Realism. Despite its striking visual appeal, Haitian art is not well-known in the UK, so this show promises to be something of a revelation. On display will be 150 vivid paintings produced over the last 60 years, together with sequin flags and sculptures by 30 of Haiti’s foremost artists.

Venue details

Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross, Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Fri, 10am – 7pm
Bank Holidays and Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm
Closed on Mon, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions
The galleries will be closed on the following dates while we change exhibitions
30 June – 18 July 2014
29 September - 17 October 2014
05 - 22 January 2015

Telephone 0115 948 9750


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