1:54 art fair to launch in Marrakech next February


The biannual art fair 1:54, which takes its name from the 54 countries that make up the African continent, is launching its first African edition in Marrakech in February 2018. The expansion follows successful fairs in London and New York.

The Moroccan-born and raised founding director of the fair, Touria el Glaoui, says she has been thinking about opening in Africa since she first established the event in London in 2013. El Glaoui settled on Morocco as it has “one of the most dynamic art scenes on the continent”, crowned by the Biennale de Marrakech, which she hopes will overlap with the fair (23-25 February; dates for the biennial have not yet been confirmed)… Read more

Image: La Mamounia in Marrakech