1:54 African Art Fair Announces 2017 Exhibitors, Participating Artists List
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1:54 African Art Fair Announces 2017 Exhibitors, Participating Artists List

The second edition of the 1:53 Contemporary African Art Fair. ©KATRINA SORRENTINO The organizers of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair announced today its list of participating exhibitors for its upcoming third edition in New York, which will concidence with Frieze New York and run from May 5 to May 7, with previews beginning May 3. 1:54, which aims to highlight African and African diaspora artists within the context of a fair, will return to its previous location at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn and bring together 19 galleries from the United States, Europe, and Africa. “With the third edition, it’s obviously getting stronger with more galleries engaged from the African continent,” 1:54 founding director Touria El Glaoui told ARTnews . “1:54 is about the balance of having the right number of galleries from the African continent as well as from around the world.” Two countries, Ghana and Angola, will be represented at the fair for the first time in New York. Among the highlights for this fair, El Glaoui said, will be a solo show of French Moroccan photographer Laila Alaoui, who died last January after injuries sustained during a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso, at Voice […]

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