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Check Out the Awesome Special Projects at 1-54 Art Fair Marrakech

In case you missed the 1-54 art fair in London this year? Do not panic, another edition is happening very soon! Plan your escape to Morocco this Winter by joining an awesome crew of art enthusiasts, collectors, artists and gallery owners  for 1-54 contemporary art fair Marrakech. This is even more exciting because the organisers are lining up some incredible projects in fantastic locations i.e. Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

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Well, here’s a list of special projects at the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The projects, for its second Marrakech edition, will be taking place at La Mamounia, 23 – 24 February 2019, with VIP and Press Previews on 21 and 22 February.

  • Renowned American artist Brice Marden’s inaugural solo exhibition in Marrakech at Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
  • New site-specific commission by Beirut-based artist Amine El Gotaibi at Dar Moulay Ali
  • Sound installation exploring immigration and post-colonialism by Emeka Ogboh at DADA
  • A group show featuring exciting artists working in Africa at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL)
  • Solo exhibition of Saâd Ben Cheffaj, pioneer of the Moroccan modernism school at Salon de Thé, La Mamounia
  • Work by five artists from Côte d’Ivoire at Montresso* Art Foundation
  • Two exhibitions African Poetries and Hybridizations presented by Comptoir des Mines Galerie

Participating galleries for this edition include the following:

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire / Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Galerie Poggi (Paris, France)
Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa)
In Situ – fabienne leclerc (Paris, France)
Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin, Germany)
L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)
LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Officine dell’Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
Siniya28 (Marrakech, Morocco)
Sulger Buel (London, United Kingdom)
Vigo Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, United States)


Did you miss our Instagram stories from 1-54 Art Fair in London? Here are some photos to enjoy:

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1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair Returns to London + Full List of Exhibitors

Another year, another spectacular display of African art at London’s Somerset House.

When we got the news that 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair was returning to London for its annual exhibition, we couldn’t help but start imagining the amount of art works and installations we will be seeing this year in London African art fair.

After a successful debut in New York earlier this year, the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will open at Somerset House this October, 15–18. The exhibition will be set across three elegant exhibition wings and will include 37 exhibitors. This year will see the showcase of international and local exhibitors dealing with African art and over art works from 150 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora will be on display.

The third London edition will be designed by award-winning architectural and design studio RA Projects established in 2009 by architect Rashid Ali.

According to 1:54, “RA Projects will insert a series of richly coloured sculptural interventions across the East, South, and West Wings, while remaining sensitive to the architectural historicity of Somerset House, one of London’s finest Grade I listed buildings.”

To accompany the African art fair, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will also host FORUM, October 15–18, a critical four-day conversations series comprising artist talks, panel discussions and film screenings curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of RAW Material Company.

Exhibitors for the London African art fair will be coming from various countries like South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, France, Italy, Germany, the UK, the USA, as well as new additions like Spain, Sweden, Benin, and Angola.

The exciting highlight of the fair is the contribution of Hassan Hajjaj – Larache Studio, London. The Moroccan artist will transform the VIP Lounge into a vibrant and immersive salon in tribute to Moroccan interiors, fashion, and culture, edged with motifs of global commerce.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing the interior display as well as Ndidi Emefiele’s art works at Omenka Gallery’s stand.


Catch the full list of African art-focused galleries that will be exhibiting at the upcoming 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair:

(S)itor, Paris / Afronova, Johannesburg / Art Twenty One, Lagos / APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia / ArtLabAfrica, Nairobi / ARTCO Gallery, Aachen / Axis Gallery, New York / CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg / Ed Cross Fine Art, London / Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan / Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris / Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan / Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris / Galerie Lelong, Paris / Galerie Maïa Muller, Paris / Galerie MAM, Douala / Galleri Flach, Stockholm / GALLERY AOP, Johannesburg / GVCC, Casablanca / In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris / Jack Bell Gallery, London / Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town / KooVha Gallery, Harare / MAGNIN-A, Paris / Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle / October Gallery, London / Omenka Gallery, Lagos / Primo Marella Gallery, Milan / Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid / Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis / Tamar Golan Gallery, Luanda / Tiwani Contemporary, London / Vigo Gallery, London.


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