AKAA — Also Known As Africa — Foire internationale d’Art contemporain et de Design centrée sur l’Afrique
AKAA — Also Known As Africa
Foire internationale d’Art contemporain et de Design centrée sur l’Afrique
In 20 days: November 11 → 13, 2016
AKAA — Also Known As Africa is the first art fair devoted to contemporary art and design from Africa to be organized in Paris, France. AKAA’s first edition will be held November 11-13, 2016, at the Carreau du Temple, in parallel with a Parisian cultural calendar that features photography in its spotlight. By entering into this dynamic AKAA will welcome a large number of local and international art collectors.
The new international rendez-vous for contemporary art and design from Africa
The young Franco-American entrepreneur, Victoria Mann, launches AKAA, a commercial and cultural platform dedicated to contemporary art and design from Africa. She surrounds herself with a committee of international experts, like Simon Njami, artistic director of the 12th Dakar Biennial and Elizabeth Lalouschek, artistic director and sales director of October Gallery (London).
A journey of discovery
The 30 international galleries expected to participate in this first edition of AKAA are dedicated to present the richness of contemporary art from Africa in all of its plurality as expressed by African continent artists ; African diaspora artists ; and artists whose work reflects their personnal experience of Africa.
A platform of cultural exchange
Les Rencontres AKAA will offer a number of conferences, roundtable discussions, films screenings and artistic performances, giving voice to those who fuel the growing conversation about the evolution of contemporary art in Africa.
A global reading of the art scene from 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.
AKAA claims an Africa without borders, a moving territory, a continent that cannot be reduced to a single definition.
AKAA — Les Rencontres
November 11 → 13
A program of conversations, film screenings and artistic performances give the public a chance to meet artists, curators and other art enthusiasts whose passion and initiative bring contemporary art to life in Africa and elsewhere.
AKAA — Les Special projects
November 11 → 13
AKAA invite three or four projects into its non-profit spaces. These areas hold a prominent place in the cultural programming of AKAA.