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 "Artistes d'Abomey, dialogue sur un royaume africain", ("Artists of Abomey, dialogue on an African kingdom"), presented on the East mezzanine of the musée du quai Branly, from November 10th 2009 to January 31st 2010.
The Zinsou Foundation also edited the exhibition catalog for "Artists of Abomey, Meetings around an African kingdom" (250 pages, 150 illustrations. Available in French and in English).
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 has been resolutely interested in culture and social action from the very beginning. Its president Marie-Cécile Zinsou moreover ensures that the museum of the Foundation remains a space that favors the 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.