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London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to New York

Jennifer Sefa-Boakye| Okayafrica.com   in  ·
April 4, 2015

London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is crossing the Atlantic next month for its US debut during New York’s Frieze Week. Dubbed 1:54 NY, this satellite edition of the growing art gathering will set up shop at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works from May 15-17. Yesterday, 1:54’s creator and director Touria El Glaoui revealed the lineup of artists and galleries exhibiting at the New York presentation. “Contemporary African art is continuing its rise to the fore as it is granted the attention it duly deserved,” El Glaoui said about expanding the fair. “In light of this, it seems only right that 1:54 would spread its wings to land in New York, where established and emerging African artists and artists of the African Diaspora are leading a burgeoning contemporary art scene that communicates across international geographies. The New York edition will retain the intimacy and charm that the setting of London’s Somerset House has made possible, and as always, will showcase the highest caliber of art to date, in an unrivaled setting.”

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