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Independent Art Fair, an alternative model

Art Market | Created in 2010, the Independent Art Fair has spread its alternative take on the standard global art fair from New York to Brussels. Conceived as a hybrid, the fair is as much a space for negotiating as exhibiting. Shirking established codes, the fair intends to shake up the influence of fairs on the art market.

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A microcosm on the move

Founded by Elizabeth Dee, director of the eponymous gallery, and Daren Flook of Hotel, the New York fair boasts three incarnations. Independent Art Fair, created in 2010, and Independent Projects, started in 2014, are both housed in the 25,000 m2 Spring Studios. Independent Brussels is the first European version and will occupy 50,000 m2 in the Vanderborght Building starting in 2016. Following […]

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View of Independent NYC 2015 © Independent New York Independent NYC new space at Spring Studios in TriBeCa © Evan Joseph/Spring Studios The Vanderborght building, where Independent Brussels will be held. © Photo: Isabelle Arthuis Hans Haacke, Weather, or not, installation view at X Initiative, New York. Courtesy the artist and X Initiative © Tom Powel Imaging Inc., New York

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