African art galleries converge on New York
More than 60 contemporary artists, who are described as of emerging and established profile, will be represented by art galleries from Africa and other parts of the world at 2017 New York edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, holding from May 5–7.
Each year, 1:54 aims to welcome a carefully selected roster of galleries that are dedicated to promoting a diverse set of African perspectives from across the world. This year, the fair will welcome nine new galleries to further broadening perspectives from and in relation to the continent.
Among the exhibitors are 19 galleries from Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the UK, the US and South Africa. Participating Galleries include (S)ITOR, Sitor Senghor, Paris, France 50 Golborne, London, U.K. AFRONOVA, Johannesburg, South Africa ARTLabAfrica, Nairobi, Kenya, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa and New York, USA
Ed Cross Fine Art, London, U.K., Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana, Jack Bell Gallery, London, U.K., MAGNIN-A, Paris, France, MOV’ART Gallery, Luanda, Angola, Officine dell’Immagine, Milan, Italy, ROOM Gallery & Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, U.K., TAFETA, London, U.K., Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, U.S., Tyburn Gallery, London, U.K.,Vigo Gallery, London, U.K., VOICE Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco.
The schedule for the year include October 5–8, 2017, Somerset House, London. “For the third year in a row, 1:54 New York will be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s critical talks and events programme, including artist talks, keynote lectures and panel discussions with international curators, artists, scholars and critics. FORUM is curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar. The full FORUM programme will be announced in March.
“This year’s fair will also include an expanded collateral programme of Special Projects, 1:54 non-profit section, with further details to be announced close to 1:54’s opening in Spring.