1-54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR ARRIVES IN NYC MAY 3RD

Chéri Samba. Autoportrait, 1989. Courtesy of Artsy. On view at 1-54 2019.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
May 3-5
Industria West Village
775 Washington St, New York, NY 

OPENING HOURS:
Thursday, May 2nd
9:00 – 18:00
by invitation only
Friday and Saturday 

11:00 – 20:00
Sunday, May 5th
11:00 – 18:00

ArtNews x 1-54 talk “Between here and There”
Fri, 3 May 2019
11:30 – 13:00 EDT
Talk is free for members and ticket holders.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for its fifth-anniversary edition to New York at Industria from May 3-5. The 2019 New York edition of 1-54 will welcome 24 galleries from Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Kenya, Martinique, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 70 artists.

For the fifth consecutive year, 1-54 New York will be accompanied by 1-54 FORUM, the fair’s acclaimed series of talks and events.  The fair is curated by Black Chalk & Co., an art collective founded by Zimbabwean artists Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Tinashe Mushakavanhu. 

In addition, ARTnews will host a talk with artist Ezra Wube, Pioneer Works Founding Artistic Director Gabriel Florenz, and 1-54 Founding Director, Touria El Glaoui. Subjects for discussion include Wube’s special project on view at 1-54 plus Pioneer Works’ engagement with international artists through its residency program and the ascent of African art in New York. Moderated by ARTnews Deputy Editor Andy Battaglia. This event is free to attend for all 1-54 VIP card holders and 1-54 day ticket holders.

 

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