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21 April

Marie-Christine and Lionel Zinsou for the Zinsou Foundation

Marie-Christine and Lionel Zinsou for the Zinsou Foundation Marie-Christine and Lionel Zinsou extended their generous support to the exhibition "Artists of Abomey, dialogue on an African kingdom", presented on the East mezzanine of the musée du quai Branly, from 10 November 2009 to 31 January 2010.

The Zinsou Foundation also edited the catalogue of the exhibition "Artists of Abomey, Meetings around an African kingdom" (250 pages, 150 illustrations. Available in French and in English).

 

poster "Artists of Abomey" - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
poster "Artists of Abomey" © musée du quai Branly

Zinsou Foundation

 

The first private Beninese foundation devoted to African contemporary art was born in Cotonou in June 2005. Stemming from a family initiative, the Zinsou Foundation is resolutely interested in culture and social action right from its beginnings. Its president Marie-Cécile Zinsou moreover ensures that the museum of the Foundation remains to be a space earmarked for favouring meeting and exchange of artists who have dedicated their works to contemporary art.An exhibition space, the museum of the Zinsou Foundation attempts to seek recognition and dissemination of a dynamic brand of African Art that is far too often relegated to a past golden age and strives to do this as far as possible within its scope.