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(S)ITOR will present a dozen photographs from Antoine Tempé’s series of portraits of African artists, cultural figures and intellectuals, at the 1:54 Art Fair in New York, from May 5 to 7, 2017.

Antoine Tempé is a Dakar-based photographer whose primary focus is documenting aspects of contemporary culture on the rapidly changing African continent. His practice combines short-term projects focused on performing arts festivals and dance companies, with longer peripatetic projects such as a one-year photographic journey through West Africa and Madagascar in 2000. Over the past fifteen years, Tempé has amassed a substantial collection of portraits of the great figures of today’s art scene from all over the Continent and its diasporas; visual artists, dancers, musicians, cultural figures, intellectuals. A selection from this collection (Kehinde Wiley, Malick Sidibé, Omar Victor Diop, Zanele Muholi, …) will be exhibited by Sitor Senghor at the third edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York in Red Hook, Brooklyn, from May 5 to 7, 2017.

Tempé’s work has been exhibited worldwide, among other venues at; the “Afriques Capitales” exhibition in La Villette, Paris (2017); Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa (2016); Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (2016); LagosPhoto (2015); Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain in Dakar (2012, 2016); Fondation Zinsou in Cotonou (2011); Centre National de la Danse in Paris (2008); Rencontres de Bamako/Biennale de la Photographie Africaine (2007).

(S)ITOR reflects Sitor Senghor’s passion for contemporary art. Advisor and curator, Senghor promotes his coups de cœur, creating dedicated events. Not a traditional gallery, (S)ITOR is rather a bridge for sharing beauty and culture between artists and collectors, wherever it comes from and in whatever form it takes, for the mutual benefit of all parties. Another commitment Senghor pursues with dedication is a family tradition for supporting African Art, with a strong belief that the market will respond enthusiastically to the variety of talented yet less known contemporary masters.

Adama Paris, 2103, © Antoine Tempé. Pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, 1 edition of 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 in.), 4 editions of 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 in.)

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Friday 5 May 12 – 8 pm
Saturday 6 May 12 – 8 pm
Sunday 7 May 12 – 8 pm

Tickets : $20.00

Press images available upon request