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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Will Be Back in New York in 2017

Europe’s leading contemporary African art fair will return to New York City for a third time in May 2017. The organizers of 1:54 have revealed their plans to bring the fair back to Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn from Friday, May 5th, through Sunday, May 7th, 2017.


Curator Koyo Kouoh of the Dakar-based RAW Material Company will once again organize the fair’s education program, 1:54 FORUM.

“Both our New York and London editions of the fair in 2016 were overwhelmingly successful, and we could not be more excited to be returning to Pioneer Works for a third US edition,” 1:54’s Founding Director, Touria El Glaoui, said in a statement. “We look forward to sharing more information about artists and galleries participating in the 2017 edition early next year.”

Stay tuned for more news on 1:54 NY in the coming months and read our interviews with Phoebe Boswell and Fab 5 Freddy from the 2016 edition.

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Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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