This session of MAP’s new series Director’s Cut features Marie-Cécile Zinsou, the President of the Fondation Zinsou, in conversation with the director of MAP, Kamini Sawhney.
Fondation Zinsou was originally envisioned as a platform and exhibition centre for contemporary African artists, particularly those active in Benin’s art scene. By now its activities extend beyond the realm of art to include education and social development as well as the fight against poverty. Its accomplishments include the opening of an exhibition space in the city of Cotonou, six mini-libraries and a contemporary African art museum – Ouidah Museum.
The Director’s Cut series offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives and more.