Arts & Culture
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
- 7:00 pm
03 October 2019
Somerset House | £9 - £19
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, returns to London for its seventh edition, 03 – 06 October 2019.
This year the fair expands, welcoming 45 carefully-selected international galleries, showcasing the works of 140 multidisciplinary artists of established and emerging profile. More than 18,000 visitors are expected over five days.
Once again, the fair will be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM and Special Projects, curated for the first time by Kerryn Greenberg (Curator International Art, Tate Modern), amongst which Mary Sibande: I Came Apart At The Seams, the artist’s first solo show in UK presented in partnership with Somerset House and a large-scale installation in the The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
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Founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, 1-54 is the first leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York (since 2015) and Marrakech (since 2018). Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.
Early bird tickets are available now