1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, until 20th October (Frieze Week 1)

Dear Readers, as many of you are aware Frieze and Frieze Masters take place in London this week.  Over the next few days I will endeavour to bring to your attention some of the other events taking place over the week.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, 16 – 20 October 2013

 The name of the fair comes from the 54 different nations that inhabit Africa.  Works of all types of media will be shown by 15 galleries from a variety of places, including Abidjan, Kenya, Benin, Nigeria, London, Seattle and Berlin.  The fair strongly emphasises the growing interest worldwide in this exciting, colourful art scene and suggests that now is the time to start collecting these works.

Cameron Platter Joy, 2013 Pencil crayon on paper 235cm x 181cm www.jackbellgallery.com

Cameron Platter
Joy, 2013
Pencil crayon on paper
235cm x 181cm
http://www.jackbellgallery.com

Fair founder Touria El Glaoui, says: “The interest in the inaugural year for 1:54 has been tremendous and we are thrilled to have the support from so many individuals and organisations. 1:54 will offer visitors the chance to experience and engage with contemporary art from Africa and the African Diaspora like never before.”

'Resurrection: The Fire Next Time - Untitled II', 2013, Gor Soudan Made from 'Protest Wire' which is made of the remnants of burnt car tyres after the protests following the last General Election in Kenya.

‘Resurrection: The Fire Next Time – Untitled II’, 2013, Gor Soudan
Made from ‘Protest Wire’ which is made of the remnants of burnt car tyres after the protests following the last General Election in Kenya.

Ticketing information:

Adult tickets are £12 per day
A five day ticket costs: £25
Child under 10 years (accompanied by an adult): £5
Student: £5
Tickets can be bought from ticketmaster.com at: http://tinyurl.com/om62thk
(Online purchases may be subject to an additional online booking fee)

The artist Gor Soudan collecting what he calls 'Protest Wire' - remnants of burnt car tyres after the protests following the last General Election in Kenya.  WWW.ARTLABAFRICA .COM

The artist Gor Soudan collecting ‘Protest Wire’.
WWW.ARTLABAFRICA .COM

Opening Times: 10:00 – 18:00

Wednesday 16 October
Thursday 17 October
Friday 18 October
Saturday 19 October
Sunday 20 October

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