A Fon/Voodo Fetish figure, Benin, of various attachment objects.
In Africa, sculpture is a symbolic writing intended for ritual use. The artist who makes a fetish has been commissioned to do so, usually by a fetisher. The artist makes the fetish accessible to the Vodun user through the things that the object expresses; there is no functional quest for beauty. Everything is pared down to the essential, dedicated to the purpose of the object, which is primarily mystical, magical.
Patrick Vilare – Vodun Objects, Excerpted from the catalog Vodun: African Voodoo,Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2011.
600 – 700,- Euro
Height: 27 cm
Weight: 1,2 kg