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Romuald Hazoumè: Cargoland - October Gallery

Romuald Hazoumè, Water Cargo, 2012, mixed media.

Exhibition preview

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed artist Romuald Hazoumè is presenting an ambitious new exhibition at October Gallery. Bringing together two new large-scale-sculptural works, masks and photographs, Cargoland is Hazoumè’s highly anticipated third exhibition at the venue.

Romuald Hazoumè is a multi-faceted artist, who works across a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, painting and film. His powerful creations mark him as one of the most innovative and exciting personalities to emerge from Africa.

Hazoumè’s work first came to prominence in the U.K with the inclusion of his now signature “masks”, appropriated from plastic petrol cans, in the Saatchi Gallery’s Out of Africa show, in 1992.

In the past twenty years his work has been widely shown throughout Europe, the United States and Asia, including the British Museum, the Guggenheim, Bilbao, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

His works are in prominent public and private collections around the world, including the permanent collections of the British Museum, London, QAGOMA, Brisbane and Neue Galerie, Kassel.

Exhibition dates: June 28 to August 11, 2012.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12:30 to 5:30pm.

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AL