Marrakesh loses title of first African Capital of Culture after Moroccan government steps in

Rabat is given the accolade just a just a week before celebration events were scheduled to take place

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

Biennials & festivals

Inaugural Rabat Biennale to be made up (mainly) of female artists

Curator Abdelkader Damani explains the reasons behind launching Moroccan show in already saturated biennial landscape

Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent

Jasper Conran buys Yves Saint Laurent's Villa Mabrouka in Tangier

The villa was the fashion designer's home in the last decades of his life


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


Sean Scully at LA Louver, Los Angeles

In the tradition of numerous art-historical masters, Scully takes inspiration from his time in Morocco