The selected participants represent the art world’s most creative and inspired curatorial visions from a cross section of emerging, mid-career and established programs from around the world. Now in its ninth year, Independent has a rotating participant network of over 240 galleries from 50 cities worldwide.
Independent is pleased to announce programming highlights for the ninth edition of Independent New York, which will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca from March 8–11, 2018.
The 2018 edition of Independent New York will include many solo, two-artist, and site-driven projects, featuring new work created specifically for Independent as well as scholarly historical presentations. Matthew Higgs, the director of White Columns, returns as the Independent’s founding curatorial advisor, curating a forum that is an authentic reflection of the gallery landscape and encourages innovative approaches to fair exhibitions.
Nearly half of the 57 exhibitors will present solo exhibitions of international artists, ranging from emerging artists in their first New York exhibitions to new bodies of work by established contemporary artists to historic explorations of under-discovered artists of the last century.
Renowned sound and video curator David Gryn will program a series of immersive audio experiences and film screenings throughout the public spaces of Independent and Spring Place for the duration of Independent New York. A new collaborative initiative co-hosted by Spring Place, the program will feature select audio and video works by artists from exhibiting galleries to transform the experience of the common areas. Artists to be featured include: Larry Achiampong, Maria Antelman, Thora Dolven Balke, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Elliot Dodd, Graham Dolphin, Alexandra Drewchin, FlucT, Leo Gabin, Joachim Koester & Stefan Pedersen, Lina Lapelyte, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Tin Ojeda, Hannah Perry, Puppies Puppies, Ariana Reines, Marina Rosenfeld, John Skoog, Scott Treleaven, Stephen Vitiello, and Saya Woolfalk.
Independent New York 2018 welcomes 24 new exhibitors from ten cities, reflecting the fair’s tradition of rotating galleries to foster an atmosphere of discovery.