The seventh edition of 1-54 London will once again be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks programme, including artists talks, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators, artists and cultural producers.

This year, 1-54 FORUM will be curated by curator Kerryn Greenberg, Head of International Collection Exhibitions at Tate. The programme dedicated to the formidable Nigerian curator Bisi Silva (1962-2019), founder of the Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos who championed women artists and experimental artistic practices, prioritised research, publishing and pedagogy and nurtured the next generation of artists, curators, writers and art historians in Africa. Over the course of four afternoons, 1-54 FORUM will bring together many of the people who benefitted from Silva’s wise counsel and unwavering support, to continue the conversations she was at the centre of before her untimely death in February 2019.

The full schedule will be announced in September. Due to limited space, advance seat reservation is highly recommended

Ekow Eshun and Athi-Patra Ruga at 1-54 FORUM, London 2018 © Katrina Sorrentino