The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair revealed the exhibitor list for their upcoming Marrakech edition, which will be the first time in this Moroccan city. 17 galleries are participating, five will be first timers, they include London and Berlin’s Blain|Southern and New York’s Yossi Milo Gallery.
As part of its Public Programme, 1-54 has partnered with local galleries in the neighbourhood of Guéliz, Marrakech to offer an exciting “Art Night” for all. Amongst the partnering galleries Comptoir des Mines Galerie presents an immersive experience titled Traversées showcasing the work of over 10 Moroccan artists addressing notions of migration, mobility, urbanism and history as well as a carte blanche to artist Hassan Hajjaj.
An expected 60 artists will be brought to the fair by the galleries, including special projects in collaboration with Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Madeen (MACAAL), Musée Yves Saint-Laurent Marrakech and Fondation Montresso. “Forum,” a series of talks and events programs curated by Omar Berrada, will held at the hotel La Mamounia.
The exhibitor list is as follows:
- (S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
- Art Twenty One (Lagos, Nigeria)
- Blain|Southern (London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany)
- Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
- Galerie Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Galerie Vallois (Paris, France)
- 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)
- Sulger-Buel Lovell (London, United Kingdom)
- Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)
- VOICE Gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)
- Vigo Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
- Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, United States
The fair opens on February 24 and runs through February 25.
Image credit: Younes Atbane, Poetic Carbon, 2017 POETIC CARBON, 2017, Tirage pigmentaire fine art mat 150 x 150 cm. Courtesy Comptoir des Mines Galerie