1:54 announces 17 exhibitors for inaugural Marrakesh edition
The fair — whose first Marrakesh iteration will take place on February 24 and 25, 2018, after two preview days on February 22 and 23 — has announced the list of exhibitors for its inaugural edition on the African continent.
1:54 — which was notably launched in London in 2012 before also debuting in New York — will welcome 17 galleries to the La Mamounia Palace Hotel in Marrakesh, including veterans such as MAGNIN-A (Paris), Sulger-Buel Lovell (London and Cape Town), Officine dell’Immagine (Milan) and Tiwani Contemporary (London), as well as first-time 1:54 exhibitors such as Blain|Southern (London, Berlin), LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Abidjan), Galerie Vallois (Paris), Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca) and Yossi Milo Gallery (New York).
La Mamounia Palace Hotel.
Alongside LouiSimone Guirandou, VOICE and Loft Art Gallery, 1:54 will also welcome fellow African galleries Art Twenty One (Lagos), Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan) and L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca).
As per usual, the fair will also feature its program of talks, FORUM, which will be curated by Omar Berrada, director of the arts organization Dar al-Ma'mûn. Institutions such as the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), The Yves Saint-Laurent Museum and the Montresso Foundation have also teamed up with the fair for a series of special projects. Last but not least, 1:54’s first Marrakesh edition will feature three solo shows dedicated to artists Dominique Zinkpè (Galerie Vallois), Ouattara Watts ((S)ITOR) and Sory Sanlé (Yossi Milo Gallery), whose works will be on show alongside those of 57 other emerging and established artists from the continent.
Magnin-A at 1:54 New York 2015 © Katrina Sorrentino.