Named after the 54 countries that make up the African continent, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (sometimes stylized as 1-54) launched in London back in 2013, the first art fair dedicated to the work of African artists. It then opened its door in New York in 2015. Now, a third iteration opens its doors this weekend in North Africa—setting down in the art-embracing historic hotel La Mamounia, an icon of Marrakech, Morocco. Galleries from around the world, many from Africa, participate in this necessary, well curated celebration of African art. Further, the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden will open its doors, coinciding with the fair.
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Opens in Marrakech