Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art New York debut.
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.
1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by Rashid-Ali / RA Projects, 1:54 NY is held at Pioneer Works, an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art. 1:54 London takes place at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London.
1:54 is accompanied by 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.
Pioneer Works, New York, USA
15 – 17 May 2015
lawrence lemaoana i did not join the struggle to be poor, fabric and embroidery, 2015