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Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its third edition,15 to 18 October 2015.

A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, this October marks its third edition at Somerset House, having returned from a successful New York debut earlier this year.

The third London edition is designed by award-winning architectural and design studio RA Projects, led by architect Rashid Ali. It is 1:54’s biggest showcase yet with 38 exhibitors in total presenting over 150 African and African diasporan artists across the East, South and West Wings of Somerset House.

Exhibitors for London 2015 hail from a multitude of geographies including South Africa, Morocco, Angola, Tunisia, Benin, Kenya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.

1:54 is accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and includes lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, this October marks its third edition at Somerset House, having returned from a successful New York debut earlier this year.

The third London edition is designed by award-winning architectural and design studio RA Projects, led by architect Rashid Ali. It is 1:54’s biggest showcase yet with 38 exhibitors in total presenting over 150 African and African diasporan artists across the East, South and West Wings of Somerset House.

Exhibitors for London 2015 hail from a multitude of geographies including South Africa, Morocco, Angola, Tunisia, Benin, Kenya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.

1:54 is accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and includes lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.


Ticket Price

Day Ticket: £15
Four-Day Ticket: £30
Concession: £10

Day Ticket: Provides unlimited access to the fair on either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Redeemable one day only.

Four-Day Ticket: Provides unlimited access to the fair on all of its public opening days. Retain your ticket to regain access.

Concession: Proof of status is required prior to entry to the fair. Concessions admit Senior Citizens, Registered Disabled, and Students (a valid student ID must be presented).

Opening Hours

Thursday 15 October: 12pm – 8pm
Friday 16 October: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 17 October: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 18 October: 12pm – 6pm

For further information see:
http://1-54.com/

Tickets available from:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154-contemporary-african-art-fair-tickets-17896380556

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL Tel: + 44 (0)20 7242 7367