Luxembourg’s leading contemporary art gallery known for introducing some of the most influential Afro-American artists, Zidoun-Bossuyt, has opened an exclusive and stand-alone art gallery for emerging talents last March 7 at Jumeirah Road, Dubai.
Identity, being the theme of Z&B’s inaugural show, features a unique collection of international artists whose works explore the Afro-American culture and people, their way of living and their heightened racial recognition along with works on abstract expressionism and figurative symbolism.
Reflecting the gallery’s diverse program, the inaugural exhibition includes works by several outstanding artists. Among them are Noel Anderson, a New York based artist famous for his tapestries and mediation of socially constructed images; John Madu, a Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist known for his figurative symbolic style of paintings of identity complex and social behavior; Tomokazu Matsuyama, a New York based artist celebrated for his strategic adoption of Eastern and Western motifs as a response to the impact of globalization and cultural identity and Summer Wheat, a New York based artist known for her innovative process to paint vibrant and narrative scenes that explore femininity and reference traditions ranging from Native American to Egyptian to Greco-Roman.
Exhibiting along with them are equally outstanding artists Louis Granet (France), Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil (Luxembourg), Yashua Klos (USA), Yoyo Lander, Mustafa Maluka (South Africa), Jayson Scott Musson (USA), Eniwaye Oluwaseyi, Jeff Sonhouse (USA), Awodiya Toluwani and Thomas Zitzwitz (Germany).
Having participated in the Middle East’s leading International art fair, Art Dubai, for 5 years, they have decided to expand in Dubai to further highlight their strong international positioning in the art world.
Nordine Zidoun, one of the founders of Z&B Gallery, said that Dubai, being an international hub, has a huge potential and that the future of marketplace lies in this city where culture is broadly celebrated and diversity is prevalent. Furthermore, they have come to understand that their Emirati clients have shown keen interest to discuss and understand art and that they wanted to bridge the gap creating a stronger connection to their clientele.
Their expansion in Dubai marks the success of their first contemporary art space in Luxembourg after Zidoun joined forces with Audrey Bossuyt in 2013, with Paris as their next destination for their third regional space. Bossuyt, being a former independent art adviser in Brussels, said that they wanted to open the gallery in Jumeirah to provide accessibility to global art collectors as she was impressed by the energy and the dynamic vibe the city is giving.
The duo believes that Dubai’s art scene is very promising and that it caters a pool of talented artists and art collectors. And their gallery, being in the forefront of contemporary art, is a brilliant platform to showcase diversified works that connect the art with our individuality and culture.
Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is set to return in this year’s edition of Art Dubai along with their represented artists from March 11-13 at Madinat, Jumeirah while the inaugural group show will last until April 23.