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SIMON CONWAY meets artist Romuald Hazoumé


Back in London for a matter of days and modestly disclaiming his most recent prizes (at the Third Moscow Biennale, at documenta 12), his collectors and exhibitors (the Bowies, the Guggenheim, the British Museum) Romuald Hazoumé – dissatisfied, engaged, delighted – is taking a startling new glance at language and art in the global world.

“Yesterday,” he says with a sleepy sigh (his accent, a rich béninois drawl, bounces off the tables), “we didn’t know where we are going, but we know where we are from.”  He looks quickly around at his collection on the walls of the gallery, “today we still don’t know where we are going … but we have forgotten where we are from”. Continue reading