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1-54 NEW YORK ONLINE IS BACK!

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will hold its seventh New York edition, which will take place online from 17 – 23 May 2021, with a VIP Preview 17 – 18 May.

Following on from the success of presentations in London and Paris, 1-54 is to continue it’s partnership with Christie’s to create and host an innovative platform, extending 1-54’s capabilities for showcasing an extensive range of artworks from participating galleries.

Dindga McCannon, The Wedding Party #2, The History of Our Nations is the Stories of Our Families, 2020, Courtesy of Fridman Gallery

1-54 Online, powered by Christie’s will welcome 26 international exhibitors:

50 Golborne
AFIKARIS
Afriart Gallery
De Buck Gallery
Duane Thomas Gallery
EBONY/CURATED
espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W
Fridman Gallery
Galerie Atiss Dakar
Gallery 1957
Hafez Gallery
HOA Galeria
Jack Bell Gallery
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
LatchKey Gallery
Loft Art Gallery
LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery
Luce Gallery
Nil Gallery
Nuweland
October Gallery
OOA Gallery
POLARTICS
Retro Africa
ROSS-SUTTON Gallery
Sulger-Buel Gallery

Knotted Ties is an exhibition featuring a curated selection of works on view at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza from 15 – 26 May 2021. Admission is free.

Drawing together the works of female artists using textiles, Knotted Ties contemplates the pluralism of the medium as well as narratives portrayed and expressed through fabric and thread. The exhibited works illustrate both the power and strength of textile work and its capacity to convey humanity’s entangled histories, challenging social landscapes, and complex realities. These works instigate debate while also offering the idea of mediative resolve through resilience, reminding us of the importance of community nurturing and constructive dialogue as we create futures through uncertain times.

Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, Peanut Vendor, 2020, Courtesy of POLARTICS
Prince Gyasi, The Brothers Bond, 2020, Courtesy of Nil Gallery

This edition of 1-54 New York Online will also be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, which is the fair’s acclaimed programme of talks, performances and screenings that explore the work and practice of artists from Africa and its diaspora. Details on the series will be announced in the coming weeks!

Thanks to 1-54’s long-standing partnership with Artsy, visitors are also able to explore, connect with, and collect from all the galleries and artists online from 19 May – 6 June 2021 at artsy.net/1-54.

Soly Cissé, Green World, 2021, Courtesy of Sulger-Buel Gallery
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