The A Perspective Podcast: Andrew Skipper talks to Touria El Glaoui

In this episode, Andrew talks to Founding Director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and one of Juene Afrique magazine's 2019 50 most powerful women in Africa; Touria El Glaoui. 1-54 spans three continents and is the leading international art fair dedicated to showcasing and promoting contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

Listen as they discuss the importance of creating a global platform for African art, what art can teach us about contemporary issues, as well as the history of Touria’s passion for African art and how this informed the 1-54 business model. They also delve into the impact of the pandemic on artists and galleries, and how this drove the decision to host one of the only in-person fairs to take place in 2020. Touria shares her takeaways from the fair held earlier this year in London, and how the experience of confinement and prevailing socio-political issues can be seen as underlying influences in a lot of the art coming out of the continent.

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