African art fair showcases diversity in New York

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African art fair exhibition showcases diversity in contemporary African art. CCTV’s Nick Harper filed this report from New York.

African art fair showcases diversity in New York

African art fair showcases diversity in New York

African art fair exhibition showcases diversity in contemporary African art. CCTV's Nick Harper filed this report from New York.

Highlights:

  •  The African art fair showcased some of the newest talent coming out of the continent. Organizers hope it will help promote African art to a wider audience. The show has toured London for two years, and now making its U.S. debut.
  •  This first-of-its-kind exhibition brings together artists from across the 54 countries of Africa-hence its name
  •  The work is being shown in a New York gallery owned by Somalian Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt. This show simply adds to the diversity of expression in New York, as well as giving artists an international platform to show their blend of ancient heritage interpreted in a contemporary way.