1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: May 5 to 7, 2017

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to New York from May 5th to 7th, 2017, at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: May 5 to 7, 2017

Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street | Red Hook

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to New York from May 5th to 7th, 2017, at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook.

A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, its third New York edition in May 2017 will be followed by its fifth consecutive edition at Somerset House in London, England, in October 2017.

1:54 New York 2016 brought over 6,500 visitors to Pioneer Works to view work by an amazing array of artists covering numerous media and styles. As Pioneer Works founder Dustin Yellin says in the video below, "This is not an art fair, this is a wonderful, lovely gathering of souls with an incredible body of work here for us all to come together and enjoy."

In addition to the main fair, which will bring together an international roster of galleries and artists, 1:54 is pleased to announced that renowned curator Koyo Kouoh will return to organize the fair’s education program, 1:54 FORUM, which will take place throughout the entirety of the fair.

Watch for further details here as they become available.


1:54 New York 2016 © Katrina Sorrentino

 

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