1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

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Be Humble by Nelson Bakamo

Be Humble by Nelson Makamo

1:54, the international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art has returned to London in celebration to its fifth edition between 5-8 October 2017 at Sommerset House.With 42 leading galleries from 17 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, the fair has presented diverse work from over 130 emerging and established artists. Here are some highlights of the art fair:

Piece by Nelson Bakamo

Piece by Nelson Makamo

Born in South Africa, Nelson Makamo is a storyteller of lives within the urban sprawl, he captures humanity’s routine with an acute sensitivity.

Here Forever by Nelson Makamo

Here Forever by Nelson Makamo

 

Bonded. Life by Nelson Bakamo

Bonded. Life by Nelson Makamo

 

Kgoro (council sitting) by Nelson Makamo

Kgoro (council sitting) by Nelson Makamo

 

See no evil, hear no evil, speal no evil by Nelson Bakamo1

See no evil, hear no evil, speal no evil by Nelson Makamo

 

See no evil, hear no evil, speal no evil by Nelson Bakamo

See no evil, hear no evil, speal no evil by Nelson Makamo

 

Poise by Nelson Bakamo

Poise by Nelson Makamo

 

You Will Remember Those Things That Come Naturally by Temitayo Ogunbiyi

You Will Remember Those Things That Come Naturally by Temitayo Ogunbiyi

 

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

 

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

 

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

Nyjur by Alexis Peskine

 

Piece by Mary Sibande

Piece by Mary Sibande

Mary Sibande’s work not only engages as an interrogator of the current intersections of race, gender, and labour in South Africa but continues to actively rewrite her own family’s legacy of forced work imposed by the then Apartheid State.

Admiration of the Purple Figure by Mary Sibande

Admiration of the Purple Figure by Mary Sibande

Sibande employs the human form as a vehicle through painting and sculpture, to explore the construction of identity in a postcolonial South African context, but also attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society.

Weilding the Collision of the Past, Present and Future by Mary Sibande

Weilding the Collision of the Past, Present and Future by Mary Sibande

 

Black Kunta IV by Maïmouna Guerresi

Black Kunta IV by Maïmouna Guerresi

 

Passage 8 by Mohau Modisakeng

Passage 8 by Mohau Modisakeng

 

Painting by Paul Onditi

Painting by Paul Onditi

 

A dream, Strelitzia and white ocean foamby Athi-Patra Ruga

A dream, Strelitzia and white ocean foamby Athi-Patra Ruga

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Painting by Addis Gezehagn

Painting by Addis Gezehagn

 

The Creative Block

The Creative Block

 

Wosene Worke Kosrof

Wosene Worke Kosrof

 

Salut les copines by Vincent Michéa

Salut les copines by Vincent Michéa

 

Photograph by Lakin Ogunbanwo

Photograph by Lakin Ogunbanwo

 

Lefa 6 by Mohau Modisakeng

Lefa 6 by Mohau Modisakeng

 

Constellation VI by Lina Inis Victor

Constellation VI by Lina Inis Victor

 

Ponta do Ouro V by Henk Serfontein

Ponta do Ouro V by Henk Serfontein

 

Ernest Duku

Ernest Duku

 

Awale schuffle @l'enigme des enlacement by Ernest Duku

Awale schuffle @l’enigme des enlacement by Ernest Duku

 

K.N.H.R équilibre Kamaatawale @Boson interdit by Ernest Duku

K.N.H.R équilibre Kamaatawale @Boson interdit by Ernest Duku

 

 

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