1-54 Paris will be at Christie’s taking place for the first time in the French capital. 1-54 will welcome 20 international galleries presenting work by leading contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora at Christie’s from 20-23 January 2021.
Following the postponement of the 2021 Marrakech edition due to Covid-related regulations, 1-54 has taken the opportunity to partner with Christie’s and hold a unique fair in Paris. 50 Golbourne is among the galleries exhibiting: Main image credit: Emo de Medeiros, Cymbalics 0I0I (Unity), 2020; 70 x 32 x 23cm; Steel, electronic soldering tin, magnets.
Larry Amponsah (Ghana)
Ranti Bam (UK, Nigeria)
Sanaa Gateja (Uganda)
Emo de Medeiros (France, Benin)
Marie-Claire Messouma Malanbian (France)
This will be a very special edition of the fair, an intimate event, with a myriad of great art and conversations. 1-54 is implementing, in collaboration with Christie’s and compliance with French national regulations, strict sanitary measures to ensure everyone’s health and security, including allocated VIP access (to be pre-booked online in January), a one-way circuit through the fair where face masks must be worn throughout, hand-sanitising stations and limited capacity control at all times.
1-54 Paris at Christie’s will take place at the auction house’s galleries at Avenue Matignon and online featuring over 19 international exhibitors from around the world. 1-54 online powered by Christie’s will provide a virtual experience allowing visitors globally to encounter all works displayed by participating galleries. The partnership with Christie’s Paris follows the success of a collaboration for the 2020 London fair.
This edition will not only welcome galleries from across Africa and Europe, but also 1-54 Forum, the fair’s multi-disciplinary programme of talks, screenings, performances, workshops and readings. The all-digital programme will be curated by LE 18, a multi-disciplinary art space in the Marrakech medina, and will be held online during the fair and throughout February.
For this edition, 1-54 have also collaborated with Convelio, a fine-art shipping company who will handle all of the fair’s shipping needs and used alongside 1-54 online powered by Christie’s.
We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online 20 – 31 January.
Founded in 2013, 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote diverse perspectives, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art, accompanied by a FORUM talks and Special Projects programme.