Romuald Hazoume

  • Romuald Hazoumè

  • Romuald Hazoumè - Hors les Murs

    Elf rien à foutre, 2005

    Mixed media
    220 x 230 x 180 cm

    Magnin-A, Paris

    Romuald Hazoumè was born in 1962 in Porto-Novo, Benin, where he lives and works. This installation - the shell of a Peugeot 504, loaded with oil cans- seems to be built into the wall supporting it. It evokes the illicit trafficking of petrol from Nigeria called “Kpayo” that is Benin’s livelihood. “For a long time, the best car to transport the cans was the Peugeot 504!” confides Romuald Hazoumè. All of the drums composing this installation are marked with geometric shapes, identifying the owner of the cargo in accordance with his beliefs and voodoo. Romuald Hazoumè questions all aspects of this parallel economy in his politically committed installations, photographs, and sculptures.

    Photo: Marc Domage

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