1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Moves to Manhattan for 2019 -ARTnews

Industria in the West Village.


The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will move to a new home for its next New York edition in 2019. After four years at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, 1-54 will take up residence at Industria, a large photo studio and event space at 775 Washington Street in Manhattan’s West Village, two blocks south of the Whitney Museum.

Founded in London in 2013 and since expanded with versions in New York and Marrakech, Morocco, the fair looks to be bigger next year. Up from 21 exhibitors in 2018, 30 participating galleries are expected to present work by more than 70 artists from Africa and the diaspora during 1-54’s New York run from May 2 to May 5. The fair will continue its 1-54 Forum program for discussions and…

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