FInAB Tokp’Art fair (Cotonou/Benin – online viewing room)
February 14 - March 31
We are delighted to participate in FInAB (Le Festival International des Arts du Bénin) / Tokp’Art fair with our Beninese artists Sanda Amadou, Benjamin Deguenon, Sébastien Boko, MIdY, Marcel Kpoho, Syl Loko and Mr Fouzy. You can take a look at our online viewing room on Artsy here till 31st March.
For the first time in history, the Beninese government supports the organisation of a grand bi-annual art festival, “Le Festival International des Arts du Benin” (FInAB), as a first next step in developing the positioning of Beninese arts and culture, following the successful national overview exhibition “Benin Art yesterday and today” at the presidential palace late last year to show the 26 historical Dahomey artefacts returned by France alongside works from 34 selected contemporary Beninese artists. FInAB will be a grand festival across all artistic disciplines, which will take place in the three main cultural cities of Benin: Cotonou, Ouidah and Porto Novo. Across major and smaller exhibitions, art fair, fashion shows, concerts and other performances, for 6 days all of cultural Benin will show its colors.
One of the highlights and central places of the festival is the TokP’Art fair, a beachside festival terrain with 60 booths in tents and main performance space at Fidjrossè beach in Cotonou, where, among others, a visual arts section can be visited by collectors and art lovers to get the latest developments in contemporary Beninese art. OpenArtExchange is delighted to participate in this special fair from 14-19 February with 5 booths to showcase and support 7 of our Beninese artists. The online viewing rooms with this FInAB collection (against special prices based on shipping directly from Benin), will remain available for sale for collectors on Artsy.net and will also be made available on other global gallery networks such as ArtNet.com and Kooness.com till March 31st.