1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is celebrating its 10th edition in London this year. Ahead of that milestone, the 1-54 team is currently busy organizing a second edition of their Paris fair.
From 7-10 April 2022, 1-54 will welcome 23 international galleries at Christie’s in Paris. In light of the current restrictions and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, 1-54 decided to postpone its Marrakech edition (usually held at the end of February) until 2023 and continue its partnership with Christie’s to stage its physical fair in Paris for the second year running. All galleries that were set to participate in the Marrakech edition will be included in the Paris fair.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have unfortunately made the decision to postpone our much-anticipated Marrakech edition until 2023 due to ongoing travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic,” said Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director of 1-54. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated galleries who have all agreed to partake in our second fair at Christie’s in Paris and we can’t wait to celebrate the amazing artists from Africa and its diaspora with you all soon.”
This Paris fair will be bigger than last year’s. It will be open to the public for the first time. We are big fans of the 1-54 Forum, the fair’s long running multi-disciplinary programme of talks, screenings, performances, workshops, and readings, and we were delighted to find out that the Forum will return this year. Also, 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy will enable visitors to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 7 – 14 April at artsy.net/1-54.