Four thousand visitors from around the world arrived in Marrakech last weekend for the first 1:54 Art Fair to be held on the African continent, a historic “coming home” moment for the world’s biggest African art fair.

Seventeen international galleries participated in the event, which reportedly had some of the art world’s biggest names in attendance — from the director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Glenn Lowry, and the Tate’s Zoe Whitley, to directors and curators from The Smithsonian, Zeitz MOCAA and the Centre Pompidou.

Here are a few moments from 1:54 that had the art crowd talking:

New, up-and-coming galleries
The fair opened itself up to the contribution of young African galleries, like Morocco’s Loft Art Gallery, and LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery from Côte d’Ivoire. Read more