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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Landing in Marrakech is 2018's Most Anticipated Art Event

The leading art fair dedicated to contemporary African art makes its mark on the continent for the first time this weekend.

This weekend, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair devoted to contemporary African art, will debut in Marrakech, Morocco. The announcement of the Fair's expansion to the continent last year has left aficionados of contemporary African art in eager anticipation of this "homecoming"—this author included.

1-54 debuted in London in 2013. Although an expansion to New York followed, a presence on the continent was always part of the long-term vision of the founder Touria El Glaoui. Finally, the time has now arrived.

Here are five reasons why we're looking forward to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.

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Meet the 'Black Panther' Actor Pushing Back at Trump's DACA Repeal

We sat down with Bambadjan Bamba, the actor working to put a human face on undocumented immigrants.

Bambadjan Bamba is living his dream as a working actor in Hollywood. While he hasn't landed that breakout leading role just yet, he's played a wide variety of characters in movies and on TV. He has a recurring role on the much loved network sitcom "The Good Place" and he plays a militant leader in the world's biggest movie right now—Black Panther.

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Lina Iris Viktor Sues Kendrick Lamar and Sza For Unauthorized Use of Her Work In 'All the Stars' Video

The British-Liberian artist is taking legal action against TDE after claiming that her work was used without permission.

British-Liberian visual artist Lina Iris Viktor, has sued Kendrick Lamar and Sza over the unauthorized use of her work in their music video for "All the Stars," reports Pitchfork.

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