Vodun: African Voodoo

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Bilingual English / French version

Hardback, 24 × 32 cm, 236 pages, 200 color and black-and-white reproductions

Texts by Jacques Kerchache, Marc Augé, Gabin Djimassé, Suzanne Preston Blier and Patrick Vilaire

ISBN: 978-3-7774-4031-6

Publication: April 2011

About the publication

Vodun: African Voodoo, an exhibition held at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 2011, presented to the public for the first time ever an exceptional selection of Vodun pieces from Benin and Togo drawn from the private collection of Anne and Jacques Kerchache.
Intended to complement the exhibition, the Vodun: African Voodoo catalog features over 150 photographs taken by Yuji Ono as part of a special commission. The unusual career of Jacques Kerchache and his passion for African statuary are presented through a variety of personal documents and photographs. A selection of his writings on African art and Vodun in Benin, some of which were never published before, is also included. Finally, contributions by specialists in the field such as Marc Augé, Suzanne Preston Blier, Gabin Djimassé, and by the artist Patrick Vilaire shed new light on African Vodun, making the catalog a true resource book on the subject.