Just happened in Marrakech: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Marrakech

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The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the 18 international galleries participating in its second edition in Marrakech, Morocco, which will take place at La Mamounia hotel on February 23 and 24 with previews on February 21 and 22.

Following an inaugural Marrakech edition this past February, the fair (which also takes place in London and New York) will include seven galleries from Africa: Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire / Dakar, Senegal), Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa), L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca, Morocco), Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca), LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria), and Siniya28 (Marrakech).

First-time exhibitors include Galerie Poggi (Paris), Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa), In Situ – fabienne leclerc (Paris), and Siniya28 (Marrakech).

The fair will be complemented by 1-54 Forum, a program of talks and events curated by art historian and curator Karima Boudou, with a focus on the African-American painter, jazz musician, and poet Ted Joans.

Touria El Glaoui, the founding director of 1-54, said in a statement,  “We are thrilled to be returning to Marrakech for the second year with such a strong line-up of both new galleries and old friends. It’s an exciting moment to form deeper connections to this culturally rich city and give visitors a great insight into its thriving art scene.”

The list of participating galleries follows in full below.

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)