Sunday, 29 April 2018

1-54 New York opens on Friday with Azikiwe Mohammed's design

Azikiwe Mohammed's installation Jimmy’s Thrift. Pic: Courtesy the artist

In its fourth edition, 1-54 Contemporary African Art (New York) opens on Friday 4 May and running until Sunday 6 May. It features what the organisers call Pioneer Works, showcasing the works of over 60 artists, 21 galleries and 7 Special Projects.
 Also, for its fourth New York edition, 1-54 has invited artist Azikiwe Mohammed
to design the fair’s lounge, in partnership with Pioneer Works.
 The lounge is an extension to Mohammed’s New Devonhaime project. Described as imaginary town designed as a space space for African-American citizens, Devonhaime derives  its name from the result of a linguistic concoction of the five US cities with the highest density of African-American residents.
 1:54 continues its three-day programme of Forum talks.
 Curated by Omar Berrada, the new iteration of the fair's talks programme titled Living Room will feature panel talks, screenings and performances with international artists and cultural producers, amongst which Derrick Adams, NIC Kay, Ekow Eshun and many more.
Artist encounters include Gideon Appah, Phoebe Boswell, Conrad Botes, Alka Dass, Lawrence Lemaoana, Kyle Meyer, Azikiwe Mohammed and Ralph Ziman.
 This year's selection of Special Projects encompasses a wide variety of media and touch upon extremely timely ideas, social issues and contemporary discourses. The installations can be found across Pioneer Works, from the garden to the second and third floors.

More about Mohammed's design project here. 
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