3 May 2016 Observer: Frieze Week Edition: 25 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 9
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Fair: “1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair” at Pioneer Works
The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a showcase for contemporary African art and cultural production, brings the work of more than 60 artists from the continent and diaspora to Pioneer Works’ stylish space in Red Hook. Originated in London in 2013, this New York edition features 17 international galleries, including David Krut Projects (Johannesburg and New York), Galerie Anne De Villepoix (Paris), Art Bärtschi & Cie (Geneva), Richard Taittinger Gallery (New York) and Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid). The fair also contains special projects, a program of talks and performances, a lounge created by designer Stephen Burks, a pop-up restaurant manned by star Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam, and books on both the African and African-American art scenes at PW’s bookstore.