Threads of Life in Fragments of Time – Concept Note


As seen in The New York Times, the AfriKin Art Fair 2024, themed “Threads of Life in Fragments of Time,” is set to illuminate Miami Art Week from December 1st through the 8th at Maison AfriKin, located within the Scott Galvin Community Center. This exposition is not merely an event; it’s a vibrant journey that seeks to explore the intricate web of connectivity binding the essence of human existence, the vastness of the cosmos, and the profound depths of art. At the heart of this exploration is the understanding that we, though familiar strangers, are intertwined by invisible threads that weave through the tapestry of life, connecting us across dimensions of time and space.

Theme: The Thread’s Identity

Drawing inspiration from the concept of the invisible threads that bind the fabric of life, the AfriKin Art Fair 2024 delves into the profound interconnectedness of the human spirit with the universe. “The Thread’s Identity” is a reflection on how these connections manifest within and around us, influencing our perceptions, interactions, and the collective journey through the cosmos. It invites us to consider our roles as conduits of this universal bond, exploring how art serves as a mirror reflecting the multifaceted aspects of existence and the unseen forces that shape our reality.

Artistic Exploration: Fragments of Time

The notion of “Fragments of Time” further enriches the thematic depth of the fair, offering a lens through which African Contemporary Fine Art captures and reflects ephemeral moments and eternal truths. This perspective invites artists and attendees alike to traverse the corridors of time, where art acts as a beacon highlighting the confluence of past, present, and future. Through this temporal journey, the fair aims to celebrate the enduring impact of art as a medium that transcends temporal limitations, embodying the collective narratives and aspirations of Global Africa.

Venue and Events

Set in the burgeoning art Mecca of Miami, Maison AfriKin serves as the perfect backdrop for this grand exploration of art, identity, and time. The fair’s schedule is meticulously designed to foster engagement, understanding, and appreciation, featuring an All-White VIP Opening & Press Preview, followed by Public Days that offer ample opportunities for immersive experiences during Miami Art Week/Art Basel.

Global Africa in Focus

The AfriKin Art Fair 2024 places a spotlight on the rich diversity of Global Africa, showcasing regions from North to South, East to West, alongside the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch Diasporas. This global perspective underlines the fair’s commitment to celebrating the myriad ways in which African contemporary art engages with and reflects the world, emphasizing the role of art in healing, community building, and fostering well-being.

Curatorial Integrity and Inclusion

In a groundbreaking approach to selection, AfriKin has welcomed a guest curator from Africa and formed a committee of industry experts, ensuring that the process is guided by curatorial integrity, global reach, and the amplification of under-represented voices. This collaborative effort aims to curate a collection that not only resonates with the theme but also broadens the horizon of African contemporary art.


The 2024 AfriKin Art Fair: Threads of Life in Fragments of Time is more than an event; it’s a beacon for the power of art to unite, heal, and reveal the invisible threads that connect us all. As Miami transforms into the new Mecca of art during this week, AfriKin stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Global Africa, its artists, and the universal language of the arts that transcends all barriers.

For more information on participation, visiting, or any inquiries, please reach out to Together, let’s embark on this extraordinary journey to explore the threads that link us all, through the medium of art, across fragments of time.


Maison AfriKin

Scott Galvin Community Center,

1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181  


All-White VIP Opening & Press Preview

Sunday, December 1: 6 pm – 9 pm  


Public Days

Mon, Dec 2: 11 am – 8 pm

Tues, Dec 3: 11 am – 8 pm

Wed, Dec 4: 11 am – 8 pm

Thurs, Dec 5: 11 am – 8 pm

Fri, Dec 6: 11 am – 8 pm

Sat, Dec 7: 11 am – 9 pm

Sun, Dec 8: 11 am – 9 pm