Art Fair

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

5 Oct 2017 – 8 Oct 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


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  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for its fifth edition at Somerset House with an expanded programme of exhibitions, special projects and talks.


The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair takes place at Somerset House each October, showcasing more than 150 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora. It’s an opportunity to enjoy contemporary African art in mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation, with a cross-section of works from across the continent.
Over the past four years 1:54 has established itself as a leading voice in the global discussion on contemporary African art, and this year spotlights 41 leading galleries specialising in contemporary African art from 18 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. Special Projects will accompany the edition, providing a platform for nonprofit cultural organisations to realise project-based presentations.


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