Art Exhibition: “Kafou—Haiti, Art and Vodou”

Repeating Islands

The Nottingham Contemporary is hosting a major exhibition, “Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou,” from October 20, 2012 to January 6, 2013 in Nottingham (next to the Lace Market Tram Stop) in Nottiinghamshire County, England. Related events to be held at the art center are “Vodou: Lineaments of the Lwa” a presentation by Leah Gordon (October 23, 2012) and “The Zombie Metaphor,” talk and screening by John Cussans (November 6, 2012).

Description: We present a major exhibition of Haitian art, the UK’s first for many years. Nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and sequin flags by 35 artists from the 1940s to the present day trace the representation of Vodou, reflecting Haiti’s historical experience through the supernatural.

Haiti is especially known for the art of its urban and rural poor. The label “naive” has often been applied to it, but doesn’t do it justice. The imaginative power and visual intricacy of…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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