Q&A: Touria El Glaoui of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair



After two successful editions alongside Frieze London, the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be making its New York debut this Frieze Week, from May 15 to 17 at Pioneer Works. 



Though fairly small, with a roster of 16 galleries, the fair promises an exciting selection — including participating artists coming fresh off the Venice Biennale and a full roster of talks and panels with artists like Hank Willis Thomas and Julie Mehretu. We asked the fair’s founder Touria El Glaoui about the motivation behind the expansion and the importance of visibility for African artists…


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