1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH OCTOBER 2013

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Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue 15 Oct (Press Preview) 12noon-1pm | Wed 16 to Fri 18 Oct 11am-6pm, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct 10am-6pm
 
PRICES
£12 (Adults one day ticket), £25 (Adults five day ticket), £5 (Children under 10, accompanied by an adult)
 

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1:54 Contemporary African Art FairThe first-ever international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art, 1:54 takes place at Somerset House during Frieze week with an area specially designed for the event by acclaimed Ghanaian-born British architect David Adjaye. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the continent, 1:54 will showcase modern African art, reflecting the diversity in artistic practices rooted in Africa. Bringing together more than 15 selected galleries representing over 70 artists, the contemporary African art fair promises to offer art buyers a significant cross-sectional-insight into art from the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent with curated exhibitions and discussions. Highlights include talks with Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern and with the fair's designer David Adjaye.

 

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Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Guardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private ViewGuardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private ViewJoin us at Somerset House for an exclusive talk with the exhibition curator, Alistair O'Neill, and the Guardian's fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley, as they explore the career of one of fashion's most influential and enigmatic photographers.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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BeardBeardBeardHipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport facial growth on their chins. But what is more revealing is the enduring nature of the beard - which is not just a trend of the 2010s. The pogonophil5th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th to 29th March 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
Hipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport facial growth on their chins. But what is more revealing is the enduring nature of the beard - which is not just a trend of the 2010s. The pogonophil... More about this event
 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  23rd April to 4th May 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
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