Explore the full programme of public events at 1:54 London 2017. All events are free with admission to 1:54. Events capacity is limited, please make sure to register in advance, using the links provided below.

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Artists encounters

Thursday 5 October

12:00 – 12:30
Artist encounter: Abe Odedina
1:54 booth G1B West Wing, Ed Cross Fine Art

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Friday 6 October

12:00 – 12:30
Artist encounter: Zineb Sedira
1:54 booth G19 South Wing, Plutschow Gallery

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14:30 – 15:00
Artist encounter: Pedro Pires & Curtis Talwst Santiago
1:54 booth G3 West Wing, Gallery MOMO

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Saturday 7 October

12:00 – 12:30
Artist encounter: Nelson Makamo
1:54 booth G5 West Wing, Gallery of African Art (GAFRA)

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Books signings

Saturday 7 October

15:00 – 16:00
Book presentation and signing Being A Photographer In Africa, The Ten Years Of Afrique In Visu with author Jeanne Mercier
1:54 Bookshop

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17:00-18:00
something we Africans got issue #2, launch with featured artists and founder Anna-Alix Koffi
1:54 Lounge

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Sunday 8 October

14:00 – 15:00
Book signing: IAM – Intense Art Magazine #03 | Nigeria with co-founder Céline Seror
1:54 bookshop

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Performances

Friday, 6 October

15:00 – 17:00 | Hana Tefrati, Desire Path (2017)

Hana Tefrati performs Desire Path, a new durational performance transforming the West Wing corridor of 1:54 into a ‘desire path’ to call attention to the marginal spaces the queer community occupies in Morocco.

Saturday, 7 October

17:00 – 18:00 | Adejoke Tugbiyele, Shifting the Waves (2017)

Adejoke Tugbiyele performs Shifting the Waves, a new performance exploring the liberating and transformative powers of movement in decolonising institutional and religious structures between Africa and the West.

Adejoke Tugbiyele, Shifting The Waves (proposal image), 2017. Courtesy the artist
Adejoke Tugbiyele, Shifting The Waves (proposal image), 2017. Courtesy the artist

Film programme

With screenings everyday from 12:00 to 13:00 between the 6-8 October, Goodman Gallery presents a film programme entitled History is Not Mine at 1:54 London.

Drawing its title from Mounir Fatmi’s History Is Not Mine (2013), the selection of films considers overlooked and suppressed histories. Tabita Rezaire’s video Deep Down Tidal (2017) explores the transoceanic networks into which Africa is implicated, navigating the ocean as a graveyard for Black knowledge and technologies. Kiluanji Kia Henda’s short film Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return) (2017) inspired by a poem by Agostinho Neto, proposes that in order for Africans to be effectively independent they should repatriate all cultural heritage from the pre-colonial period. In Hank Willis Thomas’s video Overtime (2011) a lone basketball player pits himself against the perimeters of the court, the hoop is at once a noose and history itself.

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Kiluanji Kia Henda, Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return), 2017, Single channel film, 17 min 30 sec. Courtesy Goodman Gallery
Kiluanji Kia Henda, Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return), 2017, Single channel film, 17 min 30 sec. Courtesy Goodman Gallery