By Nii B. Andrews.
The just ended 1-54 art fair’s 2nd African edition was aresounding success.
There were many tremendous improvements over the debut fair.
And that is what is important; a continuous trajectory of progress and striving towards excellence; the upholding of an ideal.
At ARTcapital Ghana, we observed that the African edition of the 1-54 continues to project a dynamic, inclusive, proud, friendly, disciplined, sharp and top class Africa – an Africa as it was and ought to be at all times.
The various events had great atmosphere in spectacular architectural sites: the iconic La Mamounia; the art deco masterpiece that houses the Comptoir des Mines Gallery and of course the breath taking MACAAL which stands at the end of a fairy tale verdant cobblestone driveway.
By far the most sublime achievement of the fair was thecoming together of BEAUTY FULL people from Auckland to Agadir and beyond; allsharing, vibing together; enjoying each other’s company; meeting in peace,harmony and mutual respect under Africa’s late winter sun.
And of course, how can one forget the magnificence of theart; clever, insightful and cutting edge.
Enjoy the pics; we hope they transmit some of the energy of this African celebration of OUR vibrant contemporary art and culture.