A Preview Of This Week's 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York
New York's largest contemporary African art fair runs from May 6-8 in Brooklyn.
Pioneer Works, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair marks its second year in the city featuring over 60 artists from 25 countries and 17 galleries from nine countries.This Friday marks the beginning of the leading transnational fair for contemporary African art in New York. Held at
In addition to the art exhibition, attendees can join in on the panels and artist talks curated by Koyo Kouoh for 1:54 FORUM, where discussions will center around the themes of curating in the digital age, contemporary forms of distribution and the African art market.
A new element of the art fair includes 1:54 PERFORMS, co-presented with Performa and curated by Adrienne Edwards, featuring two original performances including Dave McKenzie’s composition, This ship would set sail, even anchored as it was (2016).
In collaboration with the Dak’Art Biennale, 1:54 NY introduces TRANSMISSIONS—daily screenings highlighting the Biennale in a projection room during the fair which will foster a cultural exchange between the two platforms. Attendees over at Dak’Art will then see highlights of the 1:54 NY fair as well.
The images below a selection of art that will be on display this weekend. 1:54 NY runs Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8. Find out more info here, and keep up with 1:54 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.1:54 NY Gallerists
Afronova | APALAZZOGALLERY | ARTLabAfrica | Art Bärtschi & Cie | Axis Gallery | David Krut Projects | Galerie Anne De Villepoix | Galerie Cécile Fakhoury | In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc | Jack Bell Gallery | Magnin-A | Mariane Ibrahim Gallery | Officine dell'Immagine | Richard Taittinger Gallery | Sabrina Amrani Gallery| (S)ITOR/Sitor Senghor | TAFETA
1:54 NY Artists
Adeniyi ‘Niyi’ Olagunju
Ajarb Bernard Ategwa
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
Omar Victor Diop