Arte Vudu na Colecção Treger Saint Silvestre [ Voodoo Art in the Treger Sant Silvestre Collection]
29 september 2016 — 22 january 2017
Production: Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva

An exhibition of Voodoo art in the Treger Saint Silvestre Collection at the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum. Voodoo has its origins in the West Coast of Africa; from Togo, it spread to the Caribbean, especially to Haiti and South and North America. Voodoo painting and sculpture are religiously inspired folk and traditional expressions used to convey divine messages of hope, union, courage and mutual help during work. With its animist origins, Voodoo art is also a transformational art that bestows life to objects. The Bosmetal or Bos pièsanfè transform pieces of wood, metal sheets taken from gasoline drums, nails, iron scraps and junk into cult objects, thus creating a religious iconography in which Christianity, Hinduism and African beliefs mingle without conflict.

Artists Camille-Jean Nasson, Gabriel Bien-Aimé, John Sylvestre, Lionel Saint Eloi, Poteau Dieudonne, Serge Jolimeau, Winston Cajuste e Winston Cajuste.

Exposição organizada pela Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva, Lisboa.

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