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1-54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR HOLDS ITS NEW YORK EDITION

16 Galleries from across Africa and the diaspora showcased a variety of African art over the past weekend.

By YourLuxury Africa
Ousmane Bâ, Les Combattants, 2022, Canvas, Sumi, Japanese pigment on washi, (Japanese paper), 140 cm x 200 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Atiss Dakar

Held at a new venue in the Manhattanville Factory District, the fair’s expanded platform saw 16 galleries make their 1-54 New York debut and presented the work of over 60 artists from Africa and the global diaspora.

1-54 is held annually across three continents, in London, New York and Marrakech, and strives to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience. Featuring leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art, this year’s New York edition featured a total of 26 galleries hailing from across Africa, Europe and the US.

1-54 Founding Director Touria El Glaoui said: “It’s an honor to be back in Harlem for what we anticipate will be our largest and best-attended New York fair to date. We strive to grow and evolve with each edition and are delighted to be collaborating with several galleries for the first time as well as a breadth of new artists.”

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