African Art Fair 1:54 Comes to New York During Frieze Week

Artnet News | Brian Boucher:


Can New York accommodate another art fair the same week as the fourth outing of Frieze New York? 1:54, a fair that focuses on contemporary art from Africa, will make its New York debut May 15-17, when Frieze and its many satellite fairs take place.


Pioneer Works, in Brooklyn, will host the inaugural New York outing of the 1:54 African art fair.

Including about 15 galleries, 1:54 will set up shop at Pioneer Works, a Brooklyn-based arts nonprofit that makes its home in a 24,000-square-foot former factory. London architecture and design firm RA Projects, founded in 2009 by Rashid Ali, has been tapped to design the fair’s layout. The “54″ refers to the number of countries in Africa, according to the organizers…


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