The Malt House in the Manhattanville Factory District in Harlem is the 2023 home to the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Held annually across three continents, in London, New York and Marrakech, 1-54 is the leading global event series dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair always feature a rich selection of works to discover not seen readily especially in the US, expanding the visibility of many talented artists. This year the fair’s expanded platform encompasses 26 galleries with works from across Africa, Europe and the U.S.-from Nevlunghavn to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Lagos. Returning to Harlem this year, 1-54 expands it presence in a larger venue from last year’s Harlem Parish location with space designed by GLUCK+ as an adaptive-reuse project. The Manhattanville Factory District connects business, retail, and public green space in mixed-use facility for various projects and events.
1-54 has partnered with Artsy where visitors are able to explore, connect with, and collect from all participating galleries and artists online from May 18 – 31, 2023. Artsy is the largest global online art marketplace connecting 4,000+ galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and institutions from 100+ countries
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