1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
May 3, 2016

After a successful inaugural edition, Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art returns to New York from the 6-8th of May 2016.
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.

1:54 New York 2016 will showcase 17 exhibitors, presenting over 60 African and African diasporan artists at Pioneer Works, an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art.

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.

1:54 was initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013 in London. May 2016 marks the second edition of 1:54 New York, while 1:54 London will return for the fourth consecutive year from the 5-9th of October 2016 at Somerset House.

1:54 New York 2016 Opening Hours

Friday 6 May, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 7 May, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 8 May, 12pm – 8pm

1:54 NY 2016 is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn at:

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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