By Nii B. Andrews
With Spring at a full trot, this weekend marks the fourth edition (since 2015) of the prestigious 1-54 Fair in New York City.
The 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair was founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013; the debut was in London.
It presents artists and galleries from Africa’s 54 countries in order to exhibit their tremendous creative output for art lovers, curators and museums.
El Glaoui explains, “Art has the power of asking questions.
What I hope is that people who see contemporary African art for the first time will leave with a new curiosity to learn more about some of the artists they’ve discovered or the countries where they’re coming from.
This fair is about opening minds.”
The current New York fair will feature 21 international exhibitors and a star studded line up of 60 African artists.
In addition, there is a comprehensive program of seminars, panel discussions and special projects.
Brooklyn – the pulsating, multicultural borough – will be the primary location; specifically, the Pioneer Works.
The fair runs from May 4- 6, 2018.