The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, September 22, 2019


Also Known As Africa Art & Design Fair announces 41 exhibitors and 112 artists
Installation view.


PARIS.- Since its first edition in 2016, AKAA stands for a multi-faceted Africa, wich transcends historical boundaries and whose voices resonate in the four corners of the world, carried by the vision of each artist. The third edition of the fair will be held from 9 to 11 November at the Carreau du Temple.

AKAA - Also Known As Africa is the only art fair in France devoted to contemporary art and design centred on Africa, with an average of 15,000 visitors in the first and second editions. This year AKAA returns with the same desire to showcase a vibrant art scene, brought together by all the artists claiming a link to Africa. As in the previous editions, all types of contemporary art expressions will be in the spotlight : sculpture, painting, photography, video installation, performance and design.

A new map of the contemporary art scene from Africa
With this year’s edition, AKAA rethinks the contemporary art map and places Africa in its center, to show the cross-influences between the art scenes of the continent and other regions of the Global South. New dialogs are therefore being identified with other territories : the Americas, Asia, the Middle East.

The 2018 exhibitors AKAA invites the participating galleries to play with these new openings between Africa and the Global South. The 2018 edition will host 41 galleries, with newcomers from Portugal, Italy, South Africa or Morocco to name a few. More than a hundred artists will be represented from Senegal, Haiti, Ethiopia, Cuba, France, the United States, South Korea, or Mauritius. AKAA invites you to meet these artists whose work show their links to Africa and other regions of the world.

In order to create a dialog between the cultural and commercial dimensions of the fair, Les Rencontres AKAA, the fair cultural program, will examine these openings. At AKAA Underground, our art laboratory, Les Rencontres AKAA will host talks and exchanges with artists, curators, journalists, writers, reserachers, musicians and other art enthusiasts whose initiatives support contemporary art in Africa and elsewhere.

For our 2018 monumental installation in the heart of the fair, AKAA has invited cuban artist Susana Pilar, represented by Galleria Continua.

An unmissable event
AKAA confirms itself as a convivial and pioneering fair, a place for discoveries where collectors and visitors may let themselves be surprised by the strength, the originality and the audacity of these contemporary art scenes.






Today's News

August 6, 2018

Exhibition of nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso on view at The Met Breuer

Dia Art Foundation presents Keith Sonnier's Dis-Play II (1970) at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton

Albright-Knox opens 'Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective'

Botticelli among treasures at the Chazen Museum of Art's 'Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy'

Bert Stern: Shapes & Symbols Early Advertising Works 1953-1970' opens at Keyes Art Gallery

'Zorba' composer Mikis Theodorakis in hospital after heart attack

TASCHEN publishes book by photo duo behind some of fashion's glossiest shots

The 10th edition of the Xavier Miserachs photography Biennale hosts 11 exhibitions

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

New Murakami novel ruled 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors

For exiled novelist, Turkey 'like 1930s Germany'

Exhibition focuses on the aesthetics and significance of African beadwork

Paul Housberg's glass installation featured at historic intersection in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Photographers' Gallery opens a solo exhibition by British photographer Dafydd Jones

'Death of the Artist' by Nicola McCartney explores artist identity in contemporary art

Inaugural YarraBend Stand Prize awarded to Sarah Cottier Gallery at Melbourne Art Fair 2018

Everyone's a critic: Last chance to vote in 2018 Archibald Prize ANZ People's Choice award

Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei opens 'Trans-Justice: Para-Colonial@Technology'

Exhibition of original 3D comic production art celebrates the biggest names in contemporary comics

3D mixed-media artist Sue Haskel opens summer exhibition at the Plateaux Gallery

Failure Detection: Julia Phillips's first solo museum exhibition on view at MoMA PS1

Also Known As Africa Art & Design Fair announces 41 exhibitors and 112 artists

Paradigm Gallery + Studio opens two concurrent exhibitions

Moniker Art Fair announces first curatorial partnership with Urban Nation Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful