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New York showcases stunning African art


Aida Muluneh, The Morning Bride (2016). The image is part of the Ethiopian's The World is 9 series looking at life, love, history and whether we can live in this world with full contentment. "I am not seeking answers but asking provocative questions about the life that we live -- as people, as nations, as beings," she says.

(CNN) - From digital LEDs that transport viewers into a cosmic world of Afrofuturism to ghostly figures derived from garbage bags, contemporary African art has never been dull.

A rising generation of local collectors, global enthusiasts, and diasporans are making sure the region's artists are hot property.

Amid this growing demand, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, opened for its second edition at New York's Pioneer Works. Initially launched at London's Somerset House in 2013, last year's first U.S. edition of the fair saw around 6,000 visitors.

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