1-54 New York

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will hold its seventh New York edition online from 17 to 23 May 2021, with a VIP Preview 17 – 18 May.

Following successful presentations in London and Paris, 1-54 continues its partnership with Christie’s to create and host an innovative platform, extending 1-54’s capacity to showcase an extensive range of artworks from participating galleries.

1-54 Online, powered by Christie’s will bring together 26 international galleries50 Golborne, AFIKARIS, Afriart GalleryDe Buck GalleryDuane Thomas Gallery, EBONY/CURATED, espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W, Fridman Gallery, Galerie Atiss DakarGallery 1957Hafez Gallery, HOA Galeria, Jack Bell Gallery, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, LatchKey GalleryLoft Art Gallery, LouiSimone Guirandou GalleryLuce Gallery, Nil Gallery, NuwelandOctober Gallery, OOA Gallery, POLARTICS, Retro Africa, ROSS-SUTTON Gallery, Sulger-Buel Gallery.

Knotted Ties exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza, New York

1-54 will also present Knotted Ties, a curated selection of works from artists who use textiles in their practice. 

Drawing together the works of female artists using textiles, Knotted Ties contemplates the pluralism of the medium as well as narratives portrayed and expressed through fabric and thread. The exhibited works illustrate both the power and strength of textile work and its capacity to convey humanity’s entangled histories, challenging social landscapes, and complex realities. These works instigate debate while also offering the idea of mediative resolve through resilience, reminding us of the importance of community nurturing and constructive dialogue as we create futures through uncertain times. 

Knotted Ties will be free to visit and open to the public 15 – 26 May 2021 at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza, New York. All works exhibited can be viewed and acquired on 1-54 Online, powered by Christie’s.

1-54 Forum, the fair’s acclaimed programme of talks, performances and screenings, will also accompany this edition of the fair. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.


Cover image: Prince Gyasi, The Brothers Bond, 2021, Courtesy of Nil Gallery.

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