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    About 1-54

    1-54 London returns for its sixth edition at Somerset House between the 4-7 October 2018.

    The fair will welcome leading galleries from countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. This edition will be accompanied by a compelling series of Special Projects and FORUM, the fair’s talks programme, curated for the first time by writer Ekow Eshun.

    1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

    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.

    Upcoming Fairs:
    London: 4-7 October 2018
    Marrakech: 23-24 February 2019
    New York: May 2019

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    Image Credit:

    Addis Gezehagn, Floating City X, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 146 x 222 cm. Courtesy Addis Fine Art

    Zina Saro-Wiwa, Holy Star Boyz, 2018, Lightbox, Edition of 3 + 1AP, 76.2 x 50.8 cm. Courtesy Tiwani Contemporary