1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH OCTOBER 2013

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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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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
PRICING  £15 (Adults), £12.50 (Concs)
DATES  1st September to 23rd October 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
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