Call for applications: Kamel Lazaar Foundation Sculpture Commission at 1-54 London 2019

Ibrahim El-Salahi, Meditation Tree, 2018 © Katrina Sorrentino

Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair are pleased to renew their collaboration on a courtyard installation commission, allowing artists from Africa and its diaspora to advance their practice with a project of monumental scale.

This collaboration will support the production, transportation and installation of the artwork in the famous The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House, and offer an unprecedented opportunity for artists to conceive and produce works of an imposing scale and impact for the 18,000 awaited visitors of 1-54 London 2019.

This will be the fourth iteration of the courtyard installation at 1-54, and the second collaboration with KLF for this project. In 2016, Zak Ovè presented Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness; in 2017, Pascale Marthine Tayou exhibited Summer Surprise; and in 2018, Ibrahim El-Salahi presented Meditation Tree, supported by KLF.

Artists from Africa and its diaspora are invited to apply to present a new sculpture or installation to be exhibited at the fair, 2-6 October 2019.

To request an application form, please contact [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 19th May 2019.

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Summer Surprise , 2017 © Katrina Sorrentino
Zak Ové, Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness, 2016 by © Victor Raison

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