Vodun: African Voodoo exhibition - picture preview
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Vodun:African Voodoo is an exhibition of the amazing private collection of Voodoo art collated by African and tribal art expert Jacques Kerchache.
Kerchache, a key cultural adviser to Jacques Chirac, was instrumental in introducing African and tribal art to the Louvre in 2000.
The success of the Louvre’s new galleries led to Kerchache’s biggest achievement - the creation of the Musée du Quai Branly in 2006, France’s first major institution devoted to indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
Kerchache passed away in 2001. As a tribute to his cultural achievements and extraordinary collections, the Cartier Foundation, and his wife Anne Kerchache, have brought together over one hundred pieces of never before seen Voodoo art.
The artwork, more specifically referred to as Vodun sculptures from Togo and Benin, is displayed in a setting conceived by Italian designer Enzo Mari.
Vodun: African Voodoo is at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris until 25 September, fondation.cartier.com
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