With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is probably the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Its third edition starts this weekend at Pioneer Works, Red Hook Labs and more locations in Brooklyn, New York. Today, The Eye of Photography presents a selection of photographs by African artists exhibited at the fair.
Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1:54 is without a doubt a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange. The 2017 New York edition welcomes 19 galleries hailing from Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the UK, the US and South Africa, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 contemporary artists of emerging and established profile. More events: an educational and artistic programme, FORUM, curated by Koyo Kouoh, it will include lectures, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals.
1:54 NY Contemporary African Art Fair
May 5-7, 2017
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