Tuesday 11 October 2016

Tuesday 11th October: Toghal at 1:54, Somerset House

"Her World On A Pedestal" seating for Armel Soyer Gallery at 1:54 Art Fair by Toghal Textiles with a specific commission collaboration of print inspired by traditional Kenyan khanga cloth with artist Phoebe Boswell 's 'Duniake' fabric & design by Ifeanyi Oganwu

Tuesday 11th October: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair & Malick Sidibé at Somerset House

Images from this year's 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House alongside the new show till January "The Eye of Modern Mali" by Malick Sidibé  .  1:54 stands for the 54 separate countries that make up the 1 continent of Africa and the art fair's representation of the whole African Diaspora.  This can be seen in the installation of the courtyard by Trinidadian artist Zak Ove and my absolute favourite showcase by Emo De Medeiros who is based between France and Benin ( final 3 works above Zak's statues).  Galleries from all over the world exhibited photography, painting and 3D works across each wing of the vast palace galleries and Worldwide.FM were in residence broadcasting live, interviewing the artists.  Catch up on their podcasts here.