1-54 contemporary african art fair
Cape and Cape was a partner of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair held in London from 16-19 October 2014. Here are some of the highlights of this contemporary artistic event.
The fair, initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, has become the key event for lovers of contemporary African art. Somerset House in London hosted the second edition, bringing together 27 galleries from countries including Kenya, South Africa, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the USA to exhibit the work of more than one hundred African artists.
Among our favourite works, we can cite those of artists Wayne Barker, Cameron Platter, MoshekwaLanga, Billie Zangewa and, of course, Lawrence Lemaoana, with whom we are currently concocting a surprise. But not a word more: you’ll find out soon.
Cape and Cape simply had to be part of this fair in celebration of contemporary art and of Africa. So we packed our bags and spent a week in London, sharing our Rooibos and African teas in the fair’s VIP Room.
Here are some of the highlights of our contribution to this event that showcased both art and the continent.
Our Rooibos Bar in the VIP Room
An extraordinary encounter with art and the people who make it: IAM magazine
Intense Art Magazine (IAM), founded by Angèle Etoundi Essemba and Céline Seror, is the first bilingual French and English magazine devoted to art, women and Africa.
It was quite natural for Cape and Cape to partner the launch of this twice-yearly magazine that celebrates Africa and the African women artists of today.
Our two minutes of artistic fame: photobombing our colourful boxes
During a brief pause, we slipped a few boxes of our Rooibos and African teas among several works of art.
After this week filled with amazing encounters, we’re looking forward to other forthcoming artistic adventures. Watch this space.