1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Completes Successful 2017 New York Edition
Brooklyn, New York (May 9, 2017) – 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair closed its third New York edition on Sunday, May 7, 2017, amid strong sales and record-breaking attendance. This edition, which took place at Pioneer Works, welcomed over 8,000 visitors, including museum directors, curators and collectors affiliated with over 50 museums and nonprofit institutions. It also marked the fair’s largest representation of galleries from the African continent.
The 2017 New York edition of 1:54 welcomed 20 galleries from Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Ghana,Italy, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 artists. Artists including Ibrahim El-Salahi, William Kentridge, Malick Sidibé and Billie Zangewa were exhibited alongside a roster of promising young artists such as Derrick Adams, Cheikh Ndiaye, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Boris Nzebo, Lebohang Kganye and Mohau Modisakeng. Ten of the galleries were new to the fair this year, further broadening and diversifying the mix of unique artworks on view to the public.