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1-54 Forum Paris 2021
Smile!

Join Laila Hida, artist photographer and founder of LE 18, Anne Delrez, photographer and founder of The Conserverie and Carolle Bénitah, photographer for a 1-54 Forum Paris webinar ‘SMILE!’ as

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MERCI PARIS!

We are elated to have had such a successful debut in Paris. We extend our gratitude to everyone who visited the fair physically, as well as those who interacted virtually.

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Visit 1-54 on Artsy Now!

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 20 – 31 January at

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1-54 Studio Visit Series
with Mbali Dhlamini

Mbali Dhlamini, represented by Sakhile&Me, invited 1-54 to her studio in Johannesburg. Mbali Dhlamini is a multidisciplinary artist and visual researcher whose work explores the decolonisation of contemporary African identity-making.

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Leila Alaoui
Rite of Passage

1-54 has partnered with Somerset House to present the first major UK retrospective of works by the late French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila Alaoui. A series of photographic

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1-54 on Artsy is Now Live!

We’re delighted to renew our long standing partnership with Artsy. The 1-54 Preview on Artsy is now live. Explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online

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1-54 Webinar
Reinventing African Art
Museums for Changing Times

With Sonia Lawson, Founding Director, Palais de Lomé (Lomé, Togo); Koyo Kouoh, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) and Dr. Karen E. Milbourne, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA); moderated by Claude Grunitzky, Founder of TRUE Africa.

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1-54 Webinar
What Role Can
Art Centres in Africa
Play in Navigating A
Rapidly Shifting World?

1-54 invited Teesa Bahana, Director, 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust (Kampala, Uganda), Mirna Wessels, CEO, Spier Arts Trust (Cape Town, South Africa) and Ibrahim Mahama, Founder, The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (Tamale, Ghana) to discuss what role their art centres, located in diverse parts of Africa, can play in a local and international context.

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1-54 Webinar: Access All Areas
How to Challenge
Institutions to Break Their
Exclusive Structures?

1-54 has invited Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba (Co-Founders and Editors-in-Chief of Contemporary And) to curate and moderate a conversation between Sepake Angiama (Artistic Director Iniva, London), Linett Kamala (Artist, Educator and Director for Lin Kam Art), and Touria El Glaoui (Founding Director, 1-54) discussing possibilities and tools for a diversification of the art world.

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Our Commitment at 1-54

The recent death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that have taken place across the US and around the world have yet again shone a light on the ongoing prevalence of racism in our society. At 1-54 we stand in full support of the Black community and anyone suffering oppression, discrimination, social injustice or racism. But we realise we can and must do more.

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No Justice No Peace ; WE ARE. A project by C&

In this current moment, which ferociously amplifies the uncertainty, pain, and disruption caused by the systemic racism and ignorance Black individuals have to constantly confront and endure, C& has invited creatives and thinkers from the US, other parts of the Global Diaspora, and Africa to share their thoughts. 1-54 is relaying these statements on its website, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the fair and C&.

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