We are thrilled to present the second edition of a collaboration between 1:54 Contemporary African Art and The Africa Centre.

Join us for an open day to celebrate African creativity and enjoy African art, food, and entertainment at the home of contemporary African culture and heritage in London. The Africa Centre will be open to all for mingling and networking. The Open Day includes access to two brilliant exhibitions running in parallel, presented by The Africa Centre in partnership with This is Not a White Cube Gallery and Africa Soft Power, respectively. 

Climate Change and Your Community Exhibition

The London edition of the Africa Soft Power Climate Change Photo Essay Prize exhibition takes place at The Africa Centre. Four finalists from three African countries have their works on display. Doux Free, a Rwandan photographer, was chosen by the judges as the overall winner for his series 'Misty Morning of Changes'. The other finalists are Nigerian photographer Eiseke Bolaji, Togolese photographer Emerson Lawson, and Nigerian photographer Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha

Portraits for English to See 

Features seven works by Santomean artist René Tavares. By questioning heritage that has been assimilated, neglected, and forgotten and challenging the rigidity of categories and prejudices, René Tavares aims to raise awareness and trigger processes of resilience and social empowerment through his work. The series presented in this exhibition are notable for their grandiose scale and the skilful manipulation of paints and powdered pigments, with which the artist creates landscapes with cotton fields and malleable surfaces, which often take on an earthy appearance.

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