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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Returns to New York

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will return to New York from May 6-8, 2016! The second U.S. iteration of the fair will take place at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the New York edition of 1:54 launched in 2015, and will coincide with Frieze Art Week.

The 2016 New York edition of 1:54 will showcase 17 galleries from 9 countries, in addition to an impressive selection of works by over 60 artists working in various artistic mediums and who come from a unique blend of geographical backgrounds, comprising 25 countries: Angola, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA and Zimbabwe.

1:54 is accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and includes lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.

Elena Scarpa

  • Omar Victor Diop, Ikhlas Khan (Diaspora series), 2015. Courtesy of Magnin-A Omar Victor Diop, Ikhlas Khan (Diaspora series), 2015. Courtesy of Magnin-A
  • 1:54 New York 2015 © Katrina Sorrentino 1:54 New York 2015 © Katrina Sorrentino