Independent Art Fair New York

15th edition of the cult fair

Which art fair is a must for original and fascinating contemporary art? Experts answer this question with the Independent New York, which has achieved cult status in just a few years. This year it opens on May 9.

May 08, 2024
Independent New York 2023
Photography by Alexa Hoyer, Courtesy Independent New York
Independent New York, 2023, New York

Over 130 artists will be exhibiting at Independent New York 2024, a fairly young but already firmly established fair at the center of the art world. The first edition took place in 2010 on a small scale and was aimed at insiders of the scene. In the meantime, the field has opened up and the number of exhibiting artists has grown, but the fair has retained its special character. It is still regarded as one of the spearheads of contemporary art, not least because it is based on the invitation principle. This means that artists cannot apply in the traditional way; 39 artists are taking part for the first time in the current edition. Many collectors therefore mark the fair in their calendars, this year from May 9 to 12.

The Independent is considered one of the most popular New York fairs in the art world due to its quality. Numerous young art stars such as Oscar Murillo, Nicolas Party and Issy Wood have made their New York exhibition debut at the Independent in recent years. Since 2022, the Independent 20th Century has complemented the program by presenting and trading works of art from important movements from the 20th century.Art.Salon

Kota Ezawa, Grand Princess, 2023
courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and RYAN LEE, New York
Kota Ezawa, Grand Princess, 2023, transparency in lightbox, 40 x 60 inches (overall)

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London, Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts

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