Returning to London, at the splendid Somerset House, the 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair, the first international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art and its diaspora, founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013. Now in its ninth edition, the London event offers the works of 47 important international galleries from 19 different nations in Europe, Africa and North America - Angola, Belgium, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States. Among this year’s exhibitors are twenty galleries from Africa, a record number from the African continent, and, of the 47 exhibitors, 13 galleries are on hand for the first time at the London fair, showing off the work of over 150 African artists. The fair will include the 1-54 Forum, an ample calendar of conferences, panels, performances and readings entitled Continental Drift, which will unite artists and the public, mediators and narrators, to look at themes such as heritage, philanthropy and the digital world.
Paolo Mastazza - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London