1-54 Highlights:
Histories in the Making

Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1883, Reference Map for Business Men, 2019, UltraChrome pigment print on Hahnemühle Cotton Rag Mounting on aluminium, Maple wood frame under anti-reflective glass, 110 x 163 cm, Edition n° 5 of 5 +1AP. Courtesy of Galerie Dominique Fiat.

REDEFINING THE TREND – Histories in the Making,” explores how new artistic practices from Africa and the Diaspora contribute to the defining of present aesthetics, discourses, and creative processes while opening new chapters in the continent’s art histories.

Bringing together works created over the past year, during what we have come to know as ‘unprecedented times,’ this exhibition looks at how artists navigate the unknown through artistic visions that reassert their creative approach and allow scope for experimentation. The selection of works emphasises the variety and richness of the materials used and techniques developed by the artists. Through this, coming to the fore are personal and collective histories, and societal issues, envisaged from reflective, abstract, and process-based perspectives.

REDEFINING THE TREND posits practices at a particular moment that is both contemporary and historical. It also anchors them in a context that is producing ruptures from which only something new can emerge.

The exhibition will feature work from the following artists:

Bunmi Agusto (DADA Gallery), Malala Andrialavidrazana (Galerie Dominique Fiat), Anjel (OOA Gallery), Richard Atugonza (Afriart Gallery), Sara Ayman (Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art), Patrick Bongoy (This Is Not A White Cube), Elolo Bosaka (Galerie Atiss Dakar), Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Galerie Carole Kvasnevski), Mounir Fatmi (Wilde), Mohamed Hamidi (La Galerie 38), King Houndekpinkou (50 Golborne), Themba Khumalo (Bubble’n’Squeak), Salifou Lindou (AFIKARIS), Tuli Mekondjo (Guns & Rain), Dickens Otieno (Circle Art Gallery), Marc Padeu (Jack Bell Gallery), Zeh Palito (Luce Gallery), Berni Searle (Richard Saltoun), Edouardo Araujo Silva (Dudx) (HOA Galeria), Tesfaye Urgessa (Addis Fine Art), Radouan Zeghidour (Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix)


The exhibition is on view during 1-54 London 2021 at Christie’s, London.

8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

Saturday, October 9th – Friday, October 15th
Monday – Friday: Open 9am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Open 12pm to 5pm

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