1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at The Starrett-Lehigh Building During Frieze Week




1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair; Aïcha Snoussi, Memorial to the Drowned, 2021, Cellular concrete, glass bottles, water, paper, alcohol-based link and calcined black wool ink, organic elements, sound of the sun, 400 x 400 x 300 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and MO.CO.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place in The Starrett-Lehigh Building from May 1-4. The fair will host over 30 galleries and 70 artists of the African diaspora.

Now in its emblematic 10th edition, this year 1-54 New York will take place at The Starrett-Lehigh Building for the first time. This new location and expansion underscores the fair’s commitment to showcasing the richness and diversity of contemporary African art on a global stage.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Salifou Lindou, Politicians, 2023, Pastel on paper mounted on canvas, 98 x 130 cm. Courtesy AFIKARIS

1-54 Contemporary African Arts Fair; Laetitia Ky, Be sexy and shut up, 2023, C-print, mounting on disc-plexiglass satin, 75 x 50 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy of LIS10 Gallery.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is dedicated to broadening global awareness about the art-historical significance of African modern and contemporary art. Since its first fair in London in 2013, 1-54 has presided over a massive shift in art world awareness and market interest in contemporary African and diasporic art practices.

The Starrett-Lehigh Building is located at 255 11th Avenue in Chelsea, NYC. The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair takes places during Frieze week 2024.

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