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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2016

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will return to New York from May 6-8, 2016! The second U.S. iteration of the fair will take place at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where the New York edition of 1:54 launched in 2015, and will coincide with Frieze Art Week.

The 2016 New York edition of 1:54 will showcase 17 galleries from 9 countries, in addition to an impressive selection of works by over 60 artists 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.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery at 1:54 NY 2015 © Sasha Arutyunova

1:54 New York 2016 Opening Hours

Friday 6 May, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 7 May, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 8 May, 12pm – 8pm


1:54 NY 2016 is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn at:

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Day ticket: $20 (tax included)
Concession day ticket: $10 (tax included)

Tickets will be available at the door, and online from April.


By Subway

Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Borough Hall or the A, C, F, R to Jay St Metro Tech. Or you can take the F, G to Smith 9th St, then the B61 bus to Van Brunt St/Pioneer St.

By Water Taxi

The Ikea Express Shuttle departs every 50 minutes from Wall Street’s Pier 11 in Manhattan to Red Hook, Van Brunt Street. The trip takes approximately 15 minutes and is free on weekends. It is then a 10-minute walk to Pioneer Works.

By Car

Pioneer Works is a 15-20 minute drive from SoHo via the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel or Brooklyn Bridge.

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