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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 second edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair was held in London from 16-19 October 2014. Cape and Cape partnered the event, serving our Rooibos and African teas.

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.

1:54 website

Our Rooibos Bar in the VIP Room

Cape and Cape’s Rooibos Bar in the VIP Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beaming Cape and Cape team

 

 

 

Crowds at 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.

IAM magazine website


Cape and Cape at the launch of the first issue of Intense Art Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Cape and Cape boxes in Mali designer Cheick Diallo’s armchairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Andogyne VI, Sam by Marcia Kure
Wanted 2, by Ouattara Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After this week filled with amazing encounters, we’re looking forward to other forthcoming artistic adventures. Watch this space.