1-54’s Special Projects for this year include South African Athi-Patra Ruga’s first major UK solo show, in which he explores the perception of cultural identity in his native country. Venerated Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi makes his first venture into public sculpture with Meditation Tree, which will spread its branches through Somerset House’s Edmond J Safra Fountain Court. And British-Ghanaian Somerset House Studios resident Larry Achiampong examines the role of Christianity in colonialism in a new immersive installation.
Touria El Glaoui, Director of 1-54, said: ‘We are delighted to announce such a strong selection of Special Projects for the sixth edition of 1-54 London.’
This year also sees the return of FORUM, an extensive programme of talks and events, directed by British-Ghanaian writer and curator Ekow Eshun. 1-54 is part of what promises to be an inspiring autumn season at Somerset House, along with Hannah Perry: GUSH and Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts.
|What||1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House|
|Where||Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Temple (underground)|
04 Oct 18 – 07 Oct 18, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book|