The lobby of La Mamounia.

New Edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announced for Marrakech

A new edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has been announced for Marrakech. The fair is scheduled to run from February 24 to 25, 2018, and will take place at the hotel La Mamounia. The fair will host a wide range of galleries from the African continent and throughout the world.

The fair’s founding director, Touria El Glaoui, said, “This third edition of 1:54 has been in the works since our first edition in London, and we look forward to continuing to expand and support our network of galleries, artists, collectors, and partners with this new fair. It has been an important goal of 1:54 to host an edition on the African continent, and we could not think of a better place than Morocco to host this inaugural edition outside of London and New York. Morocco has one of the continent’s most dynamic art scenes, not to mention the incredibly significant Biennale de Marrakech, which made our decision on where to expand the fair easy for us.”