Gatineau, 2 November 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 15 November 2012 through 23 February 2013, the Canadian Museum of Civilization offers to discover Haitian voodoo through the exhibition “Vodou” (Voodoo).
Presented for the first time in Canada, the exhibition features over 300 objects come from the Marianne Lehmann collection, one of the most important in the world. Acclaimed as the major and most complete exhibition about voodoo art, it will enable the public to “discover the way the adepts of voodoo live and understand their own spiritual tradition”.
Far away from the Hollywood clichés, this exhibition is intended to speak truthfully and faithfully for the story and current place of voodoo in everyday Haitian life. The objects on display are additionally accompanied by further information from the adepts of voodoo.
Supported by the Haitian embassy to Canada, this exhibition aims at promoting the Haitian cultural work. It was born from a collaboration between the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Foundation for Preservation, Promotion and Production of Haitian cultural works, in partnership with the Geneva Museum of Ethnography and the Tropenmuseum (Netherlands).