1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 at Historic Harlem Parish, May 19-22




Dindga McCannon, Couple #4, 1971, Acrylic on canvas, 52 x 40 inches, in the Fridman Gallery, Booth 7

1-95 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 returned to New York from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, with a VIP Opening Reception on Thursday, May 19th. The annual Event will be held at the historic Harlem Parish, 258 West 118th Street, NYC.

The return of 1-54 New York will see an international line-up of 25 galleries from across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, including galleries from New York, such as Cierra Britton Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Hannah Traore Gallery, Medium Tings, Long Gallery, Montague Contemporary, Superposition Gallery, among others.

Image via The Harlem Parish

1-54 New York will move to a new location at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. The fair will be accompanied by a series of events throughout Harlem.

1-54 New York will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s acclaimed program of talks, performances, and screenings that explore the work and practice of artists from Africa and its diaspora. Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has been selected as Curator.

Now in its third consecutive year, 1-54’s continued partnership with Christie’s signals the fair’s strong and dynamic relationship with the global auction house. The collaboration also demonstrates Christie’s commitment to showcasing contemporary African art to its global client base and enhancing exposure for the fair internationally.

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19 – 25 May at artsy.net/1-54.

In a related Event, Dinga McCannon will be participating in the 1-54 Art Fair Forum: Textiles and the Global Politic of the Black Arts Movement, discussing the origins of her work, the politics that brought together the Weusi Artist Collective, and Africa’s aesthetic influence on artmaking today.

Stan Squirewell ~ exhibition ‘Who That Is? at Claire Oliver Gallery. Installation view.

While you’re in Harlem, don’t miss Stan Squirewell: Who That Is? at Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., on view to June 11th, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm, with no appointment necessary ~  and A Conversation Between Women at Living with Art Salon (appointments requested).

Artist, Pauline Galiana. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Living with Art Salon ~ in the exhibition ‘A Conversation Between Women’

Take the long route home and head east to visit JVS Project Space in East Harlem, and its current exhibition, Miscreant Matter, curated by Connie Lee from Living with Art Salon.