After a momentous premiere edition of the Mauritius International Art Fair- (MIAF) in 2019, we are announcing the MIAF 2nd Edition which will be held from 19th to 23rd May 2021 nestled in commemoration of International Artist Day and World creatives and innovative day.
MIAF is a multi-disciplinary contemporary art fair positioning Mauritius as an art destination and contender for one of the world’s 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 continents 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 different artistic initiative designed to engage and enthrall both visitors and children, including panel discussions, workshops, and live performances.
The creative sector is increasingly becoming a valuable segment contributing to the local, regional and global economies by generating income, jobs and exports. As per the government’s vision the creative sector is a potentially new economic driver to stimulate growth, job creation and investment. In Mauritius, the creative economy is evaluated at 3.5 % of GDP, representing approximately 14 billion rupees.
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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.