Events in town during 1-54 London 2020

Make the most of London’s ‘art beat’ by visiting exciting exhibitions presented at our partner galleries and institutions showing contemporary African art shows around town during 1-54 London 2020.

Steve Bandoma, Jeu Kizengi, 2018, Acrylic and ink on canson paper 145 x 125 x 5 cm (framed), 57 1/8 x 49 1/4 x 2in. Series: Camouflage. Credit: Sulger-Buel-Gallery

1-54 Highlights at Christie’s

In addition to 1-54 Powered Online by Christie’s (live 7 – 12 October), a curated pop-up exhibition including one seminal work from each 1-54 Exhibitor will take place in the Duke Street Gallery within Christie’s headquarters at King Street.
6 – 12 October
8 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QT

Addis Fine Art

Tadesse Mesfin: Pillars Of Life
27 October – 15 November
1 – 5 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2JE
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Boogie-Wall Gallery

Clemence Vazard: Beyond Self Reflection
Until 18 October
50 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5DR
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Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition
Until 12 December
6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD
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Nathanael Mary Quinn
Until 21 November
17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE
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Jack Bell Gallery

Jean David Nkot: Esprit Rêveur
1 – 31 October
13 Mason’s Yard, St James’s, London SW1Y 6BU
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October Gallery

Alexis Peskine: Fire Figures
8 October – 14 November
24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
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Sulger-Buel Gallery

Steve Bandoma: Camouflages
17 September – 17 October
51 Surrey Row, Unit 2 La Gare, London SE1 0BZ
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Tiwani Contemporary

Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers): In The Court Of The Crimson Queen Or White Lady On A Horse
8 October – 21 November
16 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP
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Somerset House (online)

Leila Alaoui: Rite Of Passage
11 Oct 2020 – 28 Feb 2021
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
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To celebrate the opening of Leila Alaoui : ‘Rite Of Passage’,the first major UK retrospective of works from the late French-Maroccan photographer, Somerset House invites cultural commentator and award-winning broadcaster Ekow Eshun and photographer Hassan Hajjaj to discuss her work.
Friday 9 October, 1pm
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The Barbican, The Curve

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
11 August 2020 – 24 January, 2021
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
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The Theatre Courtyard Green Rooms

The Stars are Bright: Zimbabwe through the eyes of its young painters from Cyrene (1940-1947)
Until 31 October
36 Bateman’s Row, Hackney, London EC2A 3HH
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Unit London

The Medium Is The Message
3 October – 14 November
3 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HD
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