1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Analysis
Art market

Africa’s art market grows even amid adversity

In a year marked by closures, cancellations and postponements, African art fairs are going ahead with new models and the continent’s galleries are growing

Blog
Diary

Frieze Week treats from Sarabande's new gallery space to Damien Hirst's sweet Saatchi memories

Analysis
Art fairs

'If you're coming to buy, you have two hours to do it': what it's like at London's real-life 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

In the absence of the major fairs and auctions, Modern and contemporary African art is in the spotlight in London this week

News
Art fairs

Scaled back 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will go ahead in October—despite Frieze cancellation

Smaller fair and online collaboration with Christie's planned as UK government says trade fairs can resume from 1 October

News
Art market

Lakin Ogunbanwo awarded 1-54 art fair's first residency as popularity of artist funding schemes grows

New initiative in collaboration with Thami Mnyele Foundation will offer artist a three-month stipend to live and work in Amsterdam

Analysis
Art market

'You have the right to culture with a capital C': Africa's growing collecting class shifts focus to home

From Marrakech to Cape Town, the continent's growing fairs and auctions scene is catering to a burgeoning domestic buying base

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Censorship

'I wanted to break down white male ideas': sexually explicit Johannesburg show is pulled

Work by artist Anton Kannemeyer has also been removed from London's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair after complaints

Feature
South Africa

Nando’s enormous collection puts the peri-peri in African art

With over 22,000 works hung on its walls, the popular chicken chain is an unlikely champion for emerging South African artists

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Commercial galleries

Transvangarde pioneer October Gallery turns 40

The London space champions emerging artists from across the globe

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Frieze New York 2019

African art fair 1-54 decamps to NY’s West Village

Newcomers seize on a “logical place to be”

Review
Art market

This is African art's Golden Age, but can 1-54 Marrakech help build a sustainable domestic clientele?

Western interest in contemporary works from the continent is at a high, but that can be a double-edged sword

Podcast

Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art

On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Preview
Frieze New York

Beyond Frieze New York: the top events outside the tent

Our pick of the best satellites, from African offerings at 1-54 fair to Tefaf's focus on Modern and contemporary art

News
Art market

Can Marrakech's 1-54 art fair step into the breach of city's cancelled biennial?

New fair brings contemporary African art home, but jury is out as to whether a commercial event can replace a government funded biennial

News

Marrakech museum boosts Africa’s burgeoning art scene

Macaal’s international launch coincides with city’s first 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair

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Marrakech bids to become hub for contemporary African art as museum plans relaunch alongside 1:54 fair

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden will hold "international opening" in February

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Art market

1:54 fair in London turns its gaze to North Africa

Contemporary African art fair welcomes unprecedented numbers of galleries from the region ahead of Marrakech launch