Attend... 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. 1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.
A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.
1:54 NY is held at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn May 15-17.
See.. Rog Walker, BLACK: An Aesthetic Analysis of Tone. Check out this series of crisp, striking portraits using black and white.
Read... the Business of Fashion Issue: What Will It Take for Africa To Join the Global Fashion System? Although we increasingly see African designers on the fashion's radar, the continent has not yet established a strong position in the fashion world. Public misconception about Africa and poor infrastructure are only a couple of obstacles standing in the way of progress. Learn about companies that have already tapped into the billion dollar industry as well as op-ed essays about changing the world's mindset, focusing on sustainability, timing of market entry and the importance of digitizing African fashion/retail.
* Cover Image by Gerard Quenum 'La Cour du Roi', 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 130 x 170 cm / 51.18 x 66.93 in. Courtesy of the artist and Art Twenty one