Installation view of 1-54 Marrakech. ©Nicolas Brasseur.

1-54 Art Fair brings contemporary African art to Morocco

The contemporary African “1-154 Art Fair” is scheduled to take place from the 8th to 11th of February 2024 in Marrakech, Morocco.

In a statement, the organisation said it was seeing an increase in its commitment to taking place in the African country, in addition to England and the United States, where it is already a tradition.

With two venues in the Moroccan city, La Mamounia and the multidisciplinary art space DaDa, in the heart of the bustling Medina, 1-54 emphasises its “commitment to deepening its involvement in Marrakech’s dynamic art scene” and adds that “this expansion comes in recognition of the phenomenal success of the fair”.

The programme of activities running alongside the exhibitions is yet to be announced. The programme includes events and meetings in Marrakech that celebrate the city’s rich cultural landscape. Selected galleries in DaDa and la Mamounia will present curated selections of innovative contemporary pieces by emerging and established African artists.

The edition of 1-54 Art Fair, Marrakech 2024, will host 27 exhibitors, including 14 galleries from the African continent, eight of which are based in Morocco.

1-54 is the international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. With three editions a year – in London, New York and Marrakech – as well as an annual pop-up fair in Paris, 1-54 refers to the fifty-four countries that make up the African continent.

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