1-54 London | The Countdown begins!

Nonzuzo Gxekwa, The Queen, 2019, Archival inkjet print on semi-gloss paper, Courtesy THK Gallery

Tickets for 1-54 London 2020 are now on sale!!

With less than a month to go we are delighted to announce tickets are now on sale for the eighth edition of 1-54 London at Somerset House, on Saturday 10 October between 10:00 to 20:00.

Please ensure you pre-book your preferred time to visit the fair by clicking on the link below. Your ticket confirmation will be scanned at the entrance of the fair.

Book your ticket in advance here.

Over 30 exhibitors from 17 countries will participate in a new blended online and offline model for the upcoming 1-54 London fair. Among them, 27 exhibitors will display physical presentations in an intimate setting at Somerset House, for this edition of 1-54 London. All exhibitors will showcase work at 1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s (which will be available from 7 to 12 October 2020).

1-54 Online Powered by Christie’s will offer virtual booths that feature up to 30 works from each gallery, as well as providing a spotlight series on individual artists, all of which will be globally accessible. A curated pop-up exhibition including one seminal work from each exhibitor will take place in the Duke Street Gallery within the Christie’s Headquarters at King Street, on view to the public from 6 to 12 October 2020.

This year, 1-54 Forum is curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba of Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary And América Latina (C&AL) and is titled “I felt like a Black guy from New York trapped in Peru”. Taking place both at Somerset House and online across three afternoons, 1-54 Forum will be engaging in critical discussion and exploring Afro-Latin American, Caribbean and African perspectives. Read more about the programme here.

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors will be also able to explore, connect and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 7 to 22 October at Artsy. Download the Artsy app ahead of our launch to begin your collecting journey today.

Leila Alaoui, No Pasara, 2008, Courtesy Fondation Leila Alaoui & GALLERIA CONTINUA

1-54 is delighted to once again be partnering with Somerset House to present the first major UK retrospective of works by the celebrated late French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila Alaoui, which will debut during 1-54 and run through to 28 February 2021. A series of photographic works created between 2008 and 2014 will be presented alongside Leila Alaoui’s final unfinished video work. Acclaimed for capturing and preserving the unseen stories of individuals and communities displaced by conflict and unrest, Leila Alaoui offers an intimate portrait into the rich cultural identities and resilience of societies facing difficult and uncertain realities.

1-54 is implementing, in collaboration with Somerset House and compliance with all national regulations, strict sanitary measures to ensure everyone’s health and security, including a one-way circuit through the fair, cleaning measures, hands free systems, limited capacity control at all times and an allocated pre-booking online portal.

Tickets are on sale now for the public day on Saturday 10 October, with 2-hour time slots available to book all day between 10:00 and 20:00:

Book your ticket in advance here.

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