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The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Is Coming to Harlem For the First Time

Updated: May 23, 2022

the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is back in New York at the Harlem Parish.
The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be at the Harlem Parish this year.

After a two-year hiatus, the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is back in New York—and it'll be in Harlem for the first time.

The fair, which highlights contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora, will take over the Harlem Parish, a refurbished neo-Gothic church at 258 W 118th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, from May 19-22 during Frieze New York.

Twenty-five galleries from Africa and around the world will be represented, including local spot Long Gallery Harlem.

Johnson Ocheja, Yellow (2021)

Featured artists include Ludovic Nkoth (Cameroon), Thandiwe Muriu (Kenya), Johanna Mirabel (France), and Johnson Ocheja (Nigeria), to name just a few.

The 1-54 Forum, a series of free public talks, performances and screenings in the neighborhood and online, will be curated by Novella Ford, Associate Director for Public Programs and Exhibitions at the Schomburg in Harlem.

Tickets to the fair are $20.

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