1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, was delighted to announce its in-person return to New York after two years, set to take place over four days from 19 – 22 May 2022. The return of 1-54 New York saw 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.
1-54 New York moved to a new location at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. The fair was accompanied by a series of events throughout Harlem.
1-54 New York was 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. Please visit here for more information about Forum.
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 demonstrated 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 were also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19 – 25 May at artsy.net/1-54.
Tickets for 1-54 New York 2022
1-54 NEW YORK – DATES AND TIMES
VIP previews – by invitation only
Thursday, May 19 10:00am – 7:00pm
From Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22 11:00am – 12:00pm
Public opening hours
Friday, May 20 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 21 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, May 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Harlem Parish – 258 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026, United States.
List of Participating Galleries
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