1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House

Here at Metro we love a bit of art, so it was fantastic to be asked by our friends over at Somerset House to work with them on this year’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.  The event was designed by artist David Adjaye and the entire West Wing of Somerset House was set to stage no less that 17 exhibition spaces.

Not only did the Fair showcase the work of Africa’s most inspired artists -paintings were brought together from galleries all over the world - Somerset House also hosted film screenings, panel discussions and interviews with the artists - and that’s were we came in to help.  It was our job to look after the safe-running of the event from a technical perspective; screening the films, managing the sound and presentation display & recording the content.  There was also the occasional opportunity to sit back and take in the view. Here are some examples of the work on display:

Ernest Mancoba, Untitled

Edson Chagas, Found Not Taken

Ransome Stanley, The Purpose

Somerset House is one of my favourite London venues anyway, but filled with this amazing artwork, it looked particularly beautiful.

Since 2011, Metro Broadcast has been contracted by Somerset House to provide regular technical support at events and screenings.  That means we get to play a small but vital role part in the cultural events that take place in the venue.

If you’ve never been to Somerset House, stop by next time you’re down on The Strand.  It’s one of London’s real treasures and they always have some great stuff going on in there.  http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/

Have a great weekend everyone!



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