The 1-54 fair is a leading international art event founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013. This dynamic and sustainable art fair celebrates contemporary art from Africa and African artists dispersed from the motherland, and has hosted events in London and New York City.  The next event launches at La Mamounia, Marrakech between the 24th-25th of February 2018 and features 17 iconic galleries from Africa and worldwide. Prepare to have your senses awakened by the works of over 60 international artists in partnership with local galleries and venues.

We are very excited to see this globally recognised event brought to the city of Marrakech for the first time. On the 24th & 25th of the month; viewers are invited to experience an array of fabulous and emotive works from a variety of artists, including performances by Elisabeth Efua Sutherland and photographic works by photographic works by artists such as Ishola Akpo, Joana Choumali, Namsa Leuba, Nicola Lo Calzo, François-Xavier Gbré, Mouna Karray and Lebohang Kganye.

A multi-faceted celebration awaits us, with the international launch of The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), beginning with a new exhibition “Africa Is No Island” (curated by Afrique in Visu). The exhibition will open on Sunday 25th February and runs until the 24th August 2018. You will find this art venue located in the area of Sidi Youssef Ben Ali, Marrakech.

Afrique in Visu is in essence a collective photography project established in 2006, which captures a glimpse of Africa in a light which challenges and aims to shut down the misrepresentations of Africa and life within this vibrant continent. The ‘Africa Is No Island’ exhibition will be featured alongside a presentation of the project’s latest book release ‘Le Métier de Photographe en Afrique 10 ans d’Afrique in Visu’ with a view to encourage international visitors to immerse themselves in the creativity of Africa.

Follow this link to learn more about the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech event.

This is truly an event not to miss, so why not catch your last minute flights to join us in the red city?

Contact us to book your luxury accommodation today. Our stylish riads are placed in the heart of it all, and the perfect tranquil venue to enjoy the exhibitions which will be dotted around us.