One continent with 54 countries. That’s what behind the art fair. The fair is located in Red Hook which took a long on this community but perseverance won the day and we have a fine art show. Above is a sampling of works with great artists represented by galleries around the globe.
1:54 New York 2016 showcases 17 exhibitors, presenting over 60 African and African diasporan artists at Pioneer Works, the center for arts and sciences in the vibrant and creative neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Working in various artistic mediums and who come from a unique blend of geographical backgrounds, comprising 25 countries: Angola, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA and Zimbabwe.
Listen to the interview with Derrick Adams, a featured artist with 1:54 and a short interview with Dave McKenzie who created a live performance installation at the fair.