Saturday, 30 June 2018

For sixth '1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair', over 130 artists hit London


Installation view – From past edition.
With 42 art galleries and over 130 artists from around the world, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair hit its sixth London edition, to be held at Somerset House, 4-7 October 2018.


The fair, in a press statement says emerging and established artists working in a wide variety of mediums join 11 new galleries to the London edition. The organisers note that for the first time,  ADN Galeria, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Kristin Hjellegjerde and Yossi Milo Gallery, among others are participating.

Also, featuring is
1-54 FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme, including artists talks, film screenings and panel discussions.  FORUM will be curated for the first time, by writer and curator Ekow Eshun.

The statement adds: "Building on the success of the expanded non-profit Special Projects, 1-54 will present a variety of collateral exhibitions, including a solo show by Athi-Patra Ruga, titled Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions presented in partnership with Somerset House, running until the 7 January 2019".

Participating galleries:
50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
Addis Fine Art (London, United Kingdom / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
ADN Galeria (Barcelona, Spain)
AFRONOVA GALLERY (Johannesburg, South Africa)
AGorgi Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
Art Bärtschi & Cie (Geneva, Switzerland)
ARTCO Gallery (Aachen, Germany)
ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi, Kenya)
Beardsmore Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Burning in Water (New York / San Francisco, United States)
Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi, Kenya)
Ed Cross Fine Art (London, United Kingdom)
Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) (London, United Kingdom)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
Gallery Nosco (Marseille, France)
HUBERTY & BREYNE GALLERY (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Jack Bell Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
James Cohan (New York, United States)
Kristin Hjellegjerde (London, United Kingdom)
Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)
Magnin-A (Paris, France)
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt)
MOV'ART Gallery (Luanda, Angola)
October Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
Officine Dell'Immagine (Milan, Italy)
Primo Marella Gallery (Milan, Italy)
Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)
(S)ITOR / Sitor Senghor (Paris, France)
SMAC Gallery (Cape Town / Johannesburg, South Africa)
SMO Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria)
Tiwani Contemporary (London, United Kingdom)
Tyburn Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
VOICE gallery (Marrakech, Morocco)
Vigo Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town, South Africa)
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, United States).




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