First edition of contemporary African art fair in Paris cancelled after terrorist attacks

The African art and design fair Also Known as Africa announced they are cancelling their first edition, which was scheduled to open on 3 December in Paris, in the wake of the recent Paris attack that killed 130 people on 13 November and the ensuing attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali, The Art Newspaper reports. The director of the fair Victoria Mann said in a statement that the state of heightened security in France, the Brussels lockdown and the bleak economic outlook had led a few galleries to pull out of the fair, and to postpone the inauguration to 2016.

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