The premier Mauritius International Art Fair – (MIAF) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary art fair which will be held from 8th to 11th August 2019, at le Caudan Arts Centre, positioning Mauritius as an art destination and contender for one of the world most artistically and culturally vibrant countries with the aim to educate and introduce original artwork from local and international artists.
The MIAF is an annual rendezvous for artists from all over the world to gather, network, and engage in artistic dialogue and cultural exchange. MIAF unites artists from around the world – predominantly from neighboring islands (Rodrigues, Reunion, Madagascar, Seychelles) as well from the five continent Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Americas, and Oceania – in the spirit of plugging Mauritian artists into the global art network.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view and purchase an impressive range of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, visual, and sound media and assemblage – each of indisputably high quality, yet priced fairly. The MIAF will feature a carefully curated selection of emerging artists, establish artists, island pavilions, project spaces and a section for showcasing the heritage of Mauritius, alongside stimulating arts activities designed to engage and enthral both visitors and children, including panel discussions, workshops and live performances.
Mauritius is an Exotic island located off the southeast coast of the African continent. It is a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coastline. It has earned the reputation of top holiday destination.
Mauritius is known as a plural society where all the ethnic groups present, Hindus, Muslims, Creoles, Chinese and Europeans live in peace and where all the ancestral cultures have been preserved. These features make the island a unique place in the world, and the Mauritians is known for their tolerance and kindness towards all people. Most Mauritians are bilingual being equally fluent in French and English. English is the official language, but French and Creole are widely spoken.
Mauritius has preserved its image as one of Africa’s few social and economic success stories. It was first discovered by the Arabs as early as in the 10th century, but officially explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch in the 17th century.