Wednesday, 16 October 2013

In London, Artists, scholars meet at 1:54 Contemporary African Fair


For the first time, African art gets a fair outside the continent as new entrant, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opens at Somerset House yesterday, 16 October 2013. 

The fair, which ends on October 20 will present 17 exhibitors to showcase over 70 established and emerging artists from the African continent and the Diaspora.
 
Maïmouna Guerresi's M-Eating - Students & Teacher, 2012
Some of the artists include Meschac Gaba, Edson Chagas, Maïmouna Guerresi, Baudouin Mouanda and Sokari Douglas Camp.

Visitors are invited to attend 1:54's five-day conversation series 1:54 Forum and associate film programme, curated by Koyo Kouoh, which will encompass keynote lectures, panel discussions and artist talks with leading figures from the contemporary art sphere. 

With the fair's inaugural edition in action, some of our online features are:

1:54 Forum
To access full details of 1:54 Forum schedule please visit

Admissions
To ensure entry on the day at your preferred time, advanced tickets can now be purchased via TicketWeb
Adults
£12
Concessions
£5
Multi-day adults
£25
Multi-day concessions
£18

Tours
Enrich your visit to 1:54 by taking a professionally guided tour. Public tours are held regularly and book up quickly, so make sure you reserve a place in advance here

1:54 Catalogue 2013
Introducing the 1:54 Catalogue, detailing the artists exhibiting in 1:54. Artist profiles are accompanied with full colour reproductions of the artists' works.

Little Sun
Joining us at the fair is Little Sun: the solar-powered lamp and global project developed by Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen to get clean, affordable light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. Purchase a Little Sun lamp and get involved in the project.

Exhibitors
1:54 Exhibitors will present in the following booths:
A Palazzo Gallery
G11
aria (artist residency in algiers)
G7
ARTCO Gallery
G4
ARTLabAfrica
G2
Carpe Diem
G7
First Floor Gallery Harare
G6
Galleria Continua
VIP lounge
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
G8
Galerie Imane Farès
G5
Galerie Mikael Andersen
G10
In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc
VIP lounge
Jack Bell Gallery
G9
M.I.A. Gallery
G1
Magnin-A
G18, VIP lounge
Museum of Modern Art, Equatorial Guinea
G3
October Gallery
G1A
Omenka Gallery
G1


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