[...] As Covid-19 drastically curtails air travel, the art world's global status is being radically revised. In this panel, dealers from Africa, Asia and the US will discuss how they grapple with running galleries for both local and international audiences, how the pandemic has impacted emerging markets and how they continue to foster cross-cultural dialogue as some borders remain closed. Moderated by Anny Shaw, contributing art market editor at The Art Newspaper. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place.
Rakeb co-founded Addis Fine Art in 2016 in the heart of Addis Ababa after years of working as a management consultant in London. Listed as one of the "Most Important Young Galleries in the World" (Artsy 2019), it is the very first local white cube space and international platform based in Ethiopia. The gallery focuses on highlighting modern and contemporary fine art from the Horn of Africa region and its Diasporas. In October 2016, the AFA Project Space was opened in London, to expand the international programme centred around Diaspora voices. Now the London gallery will move to a permanent office space and full programme in Cromwell Place. [...]