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AKAA Announces 2015 Exhibitors & Resolves That the Fair Will Go On

For the first edition of AKAA (Also Known As Africa) – taking place in Paris at the Carreau du Temple from 3 – 6 December 2015 – twenty-five galleries from ten different countries have been carefully selected by the AKAA Committee. Alongside the announcement of the confirmed exhibitors, Victoria Mann (Founder and Director of AKAA) has resolved that the fair will go on despite the recent terror attacks across the city of Paris.

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“After the attacks of Friday, November 13th that plunged France into mourning, and despite the horror and sadness, we are resolved to go on with AKAA,” said AKAA founder and director, Victoria Mann; “The value of freedom, which is part of the French identity, cannot be sacrificed. Now, more than ever, we must act together for peace and life. The role of culture and art in affirming that spirit cannot be underestimated.”

Mann has assured visitors that they will be taking all necessary precautions so that the fair remains safe for everyone.

For the first edition of AKAA (Also Known As Africa) – taking place in Paris at the Carreau du Temple from 3 – 6 December 2015 – twenty-five galleries from ten different countries have been carefully selected by the AKAA Committee, composed of independent curator N’Goné Fall, gallerists Dominique Fiat and Robert Vallois and Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director of LagosPhoto Festival.

These twenty-five galleries collectively represent over one hundred artists, from twenty-five different countries, working in a variety of mediums, from painting to installations and photography, which has a strong presence at the inaugural edition of the fair.

AKAA also offers a rich and diverse cultural program that will afford the public the opportunity to discover and take part in exchanges at the heart of the contemporary art scene from Africa.

Have a look at the list of exhibitors for AKAA 2015:

50 Golborne, UK
A.Gorgi, Tunisia
ARTCO, Germany
Angalia, France
Art First, UK
Backslash, France
Circle Art Agency, Kenya
CulturesInterface, Morocco
Dillon Gallery, United States
Dominique Fiat, France
First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe
Galerie 127, Morocco
Galerie AD, Mal
Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, France
Galerie Vallois, France
Galerie KO21, France
Hazard, South Africa
L’Atelier 21, Morocco
October Gallery, UK
Primo Marella Gallery, Italia
School Gallery / Olivier Castaing, France
Smac Gallery, South Africa
Smith Studio, South Africa
Suzanne Tarasiève, France
Voice Gallery, Morocco
 
The AKAA cultural program will also feature the following:
 
Design exhibit, ‘The (un)usual suspects,’ presenting fourteen designers from Africa.
Eiffage Gabon space, hosting Eric Pina (Senegal), presented by Ed Cross Fine Art, and supporting Ngombiste non-profit group for the promotion of visual arts in Gabon.
LagosPhoto space, ‘Shifting Identity: Designing An African Image through Music.’
Baloji by Komono, a journey into malachite.

Please keep in mind that you can still help AKAA to finance thier cultural program via the crowdfunding campaign on KissKiss BankBank. With only ten days left to help them reach their goal, spread the word and contribute by clicking here: http://www.kisskissbankbank.com/akaa-also-known-as-africa-parcours-culturel