Let’s rethink the map of the world and place Africa in its center. Then take a pencil and draw routes, across the continent, seas and oceans, to other territories. These routes are taken by people who carry with them their ideas, their beliefs, their know-how and imagination. For humans never cease to travel and explore unknown circles, aspiring toward new encounters. From these encounters spring new ideas, and because these reciprocal influences cross borders, a territory like Africa cannot be considered as a closed continent.
AKAA wishes to emphasize the diversity of Africa’s spiritual, cultural, commercial and ideological links to other regions of the world, and examine their impact on contemporary art. To highlight the importance of the art scene from Africa in the world, the fair considers the cross-influences between the African continent and other regions of the Global South.