First Contemporary African Art Fair in London

There’s an art fair of a different kind coming up: The first contemporary African Art Fair and it will be held between 16 and 20 October 2013 at the Somerset House in London. Here’s the blurb from the website
1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.
1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by David Adjaye, 1:54 will be held at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London.
1:54 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.
1:54 is a high quality event which will showcase a limited number of 15-20 carefully selected galleries.


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