The third edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be held from 15 to 18 October 2015 in London. The first ’1:54 Pop-Up’ will be held in New York from 15 to 17 May 2015.
1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.
1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by Rashid-Ali / RA Projects, 1:54 is held at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London. 1:54 NY will take place at Pioneer Works, an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art.
1:54 is accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and includes lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.
1:54 is a high quality event which showcased a limited number of 27 carefully selected galleries for its second edition.