A Preview Of This Week’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York

This Friday marks the beginning of the leading transnational fair for contemporary African art in New York. Held at 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.

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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 includingDave 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 onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Complete Here: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/1-54-contemporary-african-art-fair-new-york-2016/

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