JEAN-DOMINIQUE BURTON : Vaudou/Voodoo/Vudù
|SIZE||240 x 313 mm|
|MISC||Signed by the artist|
After roaming the roads of Asia for thirty years, the Belgian photographer Jean-Dominique Burton set out taking portraits of the great kings of Burkina Faso thus discovering West Africa. It was in this context that he also came to learn about Voodoo culture. He discovered a fascinating world full of rituals and legends, frequently symbolized by abstract shrines - a subtle mix of sculpture, painting and installations worthy of the most prestigious contemporary art galleries. The work of Jean-Dominique Burton presented in this book is, first and foremost, a series of encounters and exchanges. It does not claim to be an exhaustive survey of Voodoo and even less an ethnological study.The voudounons (initiates of Voodoo) from Benin wanted these photographs to come into being. Exactly what their reasons were remains a mystery.They wished to communicate beyond the circle of the initiates through the most contemporary form of representational art, knowing that these pictures would reach out beyond their wo.