At the very beginning of this month we did promise you one that would be full of art and culture. And we’ve been true to our word so far. Earlier this week we came across an art fair due to take place in Paris next month. It’s the first of its kind and we simply cannot wait to see it!
Also Known As Africa (AKAA) is a celebration of the creative spirit of Africa, as well as a journey of discovery of those artists, leading and emerging, in and out of the continent, whose talent is at the forefront of contemporary art in Africa.
This is the first Parisian art fair devoted to contemporary art and design from Africa. The first edition of this fair will be taking place over three days (from the 11th-13th) next month at the Carreau du Temple.
AKAA claims an Africa without borders, a moving territory, a continent that cannot be reduced to a single definition.
A committee of international experts have been working with founder and director Victoria Mann; as a result of their tireless work, 30 international galleries will be bringing AKAA to the rest of the world. These galleries are located in 11 different countries, including Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Algeria.
All participants are dedicated to present the richness of contemporary art from Africa in all of its plurality as expressed by artists of the African continent, diaspora and artists whose work reflects their personal experience of Africa.
With such a pan African collaboration it is not something to be missed, regardless of what city you are in!
To find out more about this year’s AKAA, click here.
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