AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Romuald Hazoumé

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Revolutions and Dancing

In Egypt earlier this year I was taken by my host to a nightclub in downtown Cairo where I was introduced to a cosmopolitan group of friends — musicians, artists, poets — all drinking beer and dancing until the early hours of the morning. When the DJ played the songs of the revolution they punched

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

A renewed narrative on the non-renewable: Romuald Hazoumé’s Cargoland

Romuald Hazoumé’s third solo exhibition at The October Gallery, Cargoland, is a re-appropriated and extended title — a familiar technique for those who follow his work. A play on  ‘cargo’, which translates in West African French to...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Masks at the Met

There’s been a resurgence interest in the inscrutable African mask in several museums lately, including this horrible one at the Barbie Museum. Its as if the more evidence there is that the African of the European imagination does...