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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

10 October 2013

Dardenne, 'Kalamata, chief of the Luba against watercolor'. Photography, paper satin matte Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308 gr/m3, 100 x 128 cm. Ed. 5 + 1AP. Series: Congo Far West: Retracing Charles Lemaire’s expedition, 2011.
Dardenne, 'Kalamata, chief of the Luba against watercolor'. Photography, paper satin matte Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308 gr/m3, 100 x 128 cm. Ed. 5 + 1AP. Series: Congo Far West: Retracing Charles Lemaire’s expedition, 2011. - Courtesy of the artist and Imane Farès.

16 - 20 October 2013 
Somerset House, West Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

1:54 is the first international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the continent, it provides a unique opportunity to buy into the rapidly emerging African art market.

1:54 will showcase the highest quality African art bringing together more than 15 carefully selected galleries, representing over 70 artists from a multitude of backgrounds that will reflect the diversity in artistic practices rooted in Africa to create the most significant cross-sectional-insight into contemporary art from the Continent ever seen.

The fair takes place at Somerset House from tomorrow, and during this Frieze week it will be accompanied by an extensive critical conversations programme featuring leading thinkers from the art world including; Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate; Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery and Matthew Slotover, Director of Frieze. 

Adult tickets are £12 per day, five-day ticket costs: £25, Children under 10 years (accompanied by an adult) and Students: £5. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb

See what the Financial Times has to say and for more information visit: http://1-54.com/

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