Annie Armstrong: ArtNews

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will feature 24 exhibiting galleries in its fifth edition in New York. This year’s fair, running May 3-5 during Frieze week with a VIP opening on May 2, marks 1-54’s first move to a new location in Manhattan—Industria, a photo studio in the West Village—after years at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

The 2019 fair will include galleries from 16 countries, including Ethiopia, Morocco, France, Senegal, the U.K., and the U.S. “Our fifth anniversary in New York comes at a moment of tremendous change and excitement for the fair,” Touria El Glaoui, 1-54’s founding director, told ARTnews. “This year, visitors will encounter more than 65 contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora including six solo artist presentations and more artists than ever before from the United States and the Caribbean.” …Read More 

Pictured: Richard Mudariki, On Instagram (Africa is not a country), 2018. COURTESY THE ARTIST/BARNARD GALLERY