Art Fairs

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2016

New York, United States
06 May 2016 - 08 May 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2016

1:54 New York 2015, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn © Katrina Sorrentino

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will return to New York from May 6-8, 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.

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 the 1:54 FORUM 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.

Find more information about the participating galleries here


2016 Opening Hours:

Thursday, May 6th to Sunday, May 8th, from 12-8pm daily

Pioneer Works’ monthly event Second Sunday will take place from 4-8pm on Sunday, May 8, in collaboration with 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.



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