Over the past seven years, 1-54 has established itself as a leading voice in the global discussion on contemporary African art. The scaled-down fair will see 28 international galleries representing a selection of the best contemporary African artists on show at Somerset House, as well as online through 1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s.
1-54 London 2020 will showcase the work of more than 110 emerging and established artists from Africa and its diaspora, working in a wide variety of mediums and from a range of geographical backgrounds.
The fair will once again be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, its extensive programme of artists’ talks, film screenings and panel discussions that will be curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba from Contemporary And (C&); and take place online.
1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s (7-12 October, with VIP Previews on 5-6 October) will offer virtual booths that feature 30 works from each gallery, as well as providing a spotlight series on individual artists, all of which will be globally accessible. A curated pop-up exhibition including one seminal work from each exhibitor will take place in the Duke Street Gallery within Christie’s Headquarters at King Street, on view to the public from 6-12 October 2020.
1-54 is implementing, in collaboration with Somerset House and compliance with all national regulations, strict sanitary measures to ensure everyone’s health and security, including a one-way circuit through the fair, time-slot ticketing and VIP access system (to be pre-booked online), hand sanitiser, cleaning measures, hands free systems and limited capacity-controlled at all times.
|Duration||08 October 2020 - 10 October 2020|
|Times||Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October, VIP Previews Saturday 10 October, 10:00-20:00|
|Address||The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA|
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