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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to Brooklyn In May

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017

The third year of this up and coming fair brings a wide range of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora on May 5-7, 2017. You will see work from Senegal, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, and Sudan as well as from artists who are based in France, the UK, and the US. There are also galleries from Africa, Europe and the US represented at the event. The fair itself is not very large, giving the visitor a chance to examine the works on view closely as well as having conversations with the exhibitors. It will be an outstanding opportunity to see work in various media and learn the interests and concerns of these talented artists.

Open Hours:

Friday, May 5: noon-8pm
Saturday, May 6: noon-8pm
Sunday, May 7: noon-8pm


$20 Single day pass
$10 Students and senior citizens (with valid ID – at the door only)

Also, there is a separate charge of $10 for a guided tour offered once a day, at various times, for each day of the fair. This charge does not include a pass to see the fair. See ticket website for details.

There will be several discussion forums scheduled to take place during the fair that are free to attend. You can read more about them here.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be at Pioneer Works, located at 159 Pioneer Street in Brooklyn, between Van Brunt and Conover Streets. For more information click here.

Arial view of Fair; courtesy of organization.

Arial view of Fair; courtesy of organization.

ZEALnyc recommends taking the following route to the fair: 2/3/4/5/R train to Borough Hall, then the B61 bus to Park Slope, 20th Street via Red Hook.

To purchase tickets for entry click here.


Cover: Patrons attending a previous 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair; courtesy of organization.


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