Nottingham Contemporary is delighted to present a major exhibition of Haitian art inspired by Vodou. Bringing together some 180 works by 35 artists from the 1940s to today, Kafou will be one of the largest exhibitions of Haiti’s celebrated art ever held. With few exceptions, the artists in the exhibition came from impoverished urban and rural backgrounds, and had minimal contact with the mainstream modern and contemporary art worlds. The extraordinary beauty and imaginative power of their work reflects the richness of Haitian culture and history while also contrasting with Haiti’s experience of, and reputation for, extreme poverty, political oppression and natural disaster.
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