The initiative, running from 20 January till 3 March, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and mirrors current trends for younger galleries wishing to develop international programmes through a sharing of resources.
Established in March 2016, Ghana’s Gallery 1957 is at the forefront of a growing interest in art from West Africa. One of Accra’s first contemporary art galleries, it aims to provide a platform for African artists with an international reach. The gallery participated for the second consecutive year in the fifth edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Somerset House in London in October 2017, alongside first-time participant Lawrie Shabibi. It was there that co-director Asmaa Shabibi became acquainted with the gallery.
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