Following the 2014 edition of 1:54 in London, Europe’s leading art fair focusing on contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora, we are delighted to announce the first ‘1:54 Pop-Up’ in New York City.
1:54 NY will be held at Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation to coincide with Frieze New York, across the 15 – 17 May 2015. Founded by artist Dustin Yellin in 2012, Pioneer Works is situated within a 19th century factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The pop-up fair will take place in the spectacular Main Hall and will include several smaller enclosed exhibition spaces that will host 1:54 Forum and special projects.
An innovative centre dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art, Pioneer Works is an outstanding industrial building in the vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn. We strongly believe that Pioneer Works will further contribute to the unique identity of 1:54, and prove highly engaging for art collectors, curators, directors, art professionals, artists, students, and the wider public.
Designing 1:54 NY will be RA Projects, the award-winning London based architecture and design studio established in 2009 by Rashid Ali. RA Projects were the official studio to redesign the second edition of 1:54 in October 2014 at Somerset House, London.
Led by Koyo Kouoh, 1:54 NY Forum will, as usual, comprise of a full programme of talks and panel discussions to explore critical topics pertinent to contemporary African art today. Parallel to the fair and forum, 1:54 NY Public Programme will offer a wide range of social events and engagements — more details to be announced shortly.