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Frieze Week 2016: Your Guide to the New York Fairs

by The Artslant Team
Frieze Week in New York isn’t holding any punches this year. Upping its game from eight to eleven (plus) fairs, the week will have you zigzagging up Manhattan and beyond—from Brooklyn to the LES, Wall Street to the Hudson Piers, Park Avenue to Harlem. And when you think you’ve had enough, don’t forget to save half your day and all your lunch money to get over to Randall’s Island Park for the main event. To keep you zigging and zagging in the right direction, we present our annual guide to the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/2/16
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1:54 Trend Report: Found Objects and Photography

by James Loks
I had a sense of unease as I approached the 1:54 fair. Maïmouna Guerresi, , 2007. © Mariane Ibrahim   As I parked my bicycle all sorts of uncomfortable ideas were floating through my head about what I could and couldn’t say about African art, not least of which being the perception, dealt with by the fair’s title, that Africa is this big single thing, and not the 54 independent nations of which it’s comprised.   Wallen Mapondera, Echoes   So, putting cultural and intellectual... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 10/16/15
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What You Need to Know About Frieze Week 2015

by The Artslant Team
Our suggestions for things to do, see, learn, and avoid, and facts and figures about the year's biggest art week in London.   1:54 Is Our Top Fair for 2015 Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, , 2014, Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, edition of 6, 120 x 120 cm. Courtesy of Fondation Donwahi In case you hadn't noticed, the popularity of African art is exploding, and 1:54 is the only fair of its kind dedicated to contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. 1:54 returns to London for an anticipated... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/13/15
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Top 10 Picks at 1:54 Fair

by Char Jansen
Opening Friday, May 15, 1:54 is the latest addition to New York's Frieze Week satellite circuit. Dedicated to contemporary African Art, 1:54 (the name references the number of countries that constitute the African continent) has already run two editions in London. By bringing together 16 galleries engaged in the field the fair takes a cultural stand within the art market, an important way to redress the balance of previously neglected and underrepresented regions. Of 16 galleries to present at... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 5/14/15
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Frieze Week 2015 Fair Guide: the Essentials

by The Artslant Team
Frieze Week 2015 unveils a packed and fairly new line up of fairs and exhibitions. This year three exciting newcomers enter the Frieze fold, while just as many depart from the May satellite roster (gone, relocated, rebranded, or rescheduled are Pulse, Cutlog, The Downtown Fair, and The Outsider Art Fair). Despite fewer fairs than Armory Week (which still feels like yesterday, no?), Frieze Week requires just as much planning and perhaps even more legwork: the main event is a ferry or bus ride up... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/12/15