2019 - A Year of Art From The Continent
Contemporary art throughout Africa continues to flourish and 2019 is looking more exciting than ever. Thursday 14th February sees the start of The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) - the largest travelling African Diasporic art show in the United States. Investec Cape Town Art Fair kicks off this coming Friday and showcases the most important galleries from across the continent, including Goodman Gallery, Addis Fine Art, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Omenka Gallery, First Floor Gallery Harare, to name a few. We are particularly intrigued by This Is Not a White Cube in Angola’s capital city, Luanda, which promotes local artists and is working hard to be present at this year’s international fairs.
2018 saw Marrakech establish itself as a center for African contemporary art with the opening of the Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), and 1:54 returns for the second year with a strong line-up from Europe, Africa and New York. New York sees 1:54 return for its fifth anniversary edition from 3-5 May whilst London’s edition will be held at Somerset House between 3-6 October to coincide with Frieze.
The House of African Art (HAART) inaugural exhibition will take place from 21-26 March at London’s Hoxton Arches and will break away from the traditional gallery experience with a pop-up exhibition model aimed at shifting stereotypes.
Sotheby’s presents its fourth dedicated auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London on 2 April 2019 and will feature works by respected artists, including El Anatsui, Hassan El Glaoui, Skunder Boghossian, Ibrahim El Salahi, Ablade Glover and Cheri Samba.
The seventh year of the Turbine Art Fair takes place in Johannesburg from 11-14 July with an emphasis on emerging South African artists, and the amazingly vibrant Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra makes August an interesting time of year to visit Ghana.
West Africa’s premier international art fair, Art X Lagos, will celebrate its fourth anniversary this coming November and 7-10 November marks Paris’s fourth edition of AKAA – Also Known As Africa showcasing African art and design.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our art-focused itineraries throughout Africa.