Independent Art Fair
September 8–11, 2022
Where: Cipriani South Street at the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street
When: VIP preview, Thursday September 8, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; public opening Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, September 11: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Admission: $60 general admission
What to Know: The Independent Art Fair is taking a stab at holding two New York fairs per year—one for contemporary work, and a new fall edition dedicated solely to 20th-century art, melding the overlooked and under-appreciated with the already-canonized names. (The latter is an attempt to try a similar model to TEFAF, which last year scrapped its fall fair for historical art and antiques in favor of focusing on Modern and contemporary art in the spring.)
Compared to the sprawling Armory Show, the new Independent should prove a manageable affair, with just 70 artists presented by 32 galleries. Among the unfamiliar names ripe for (re)discovery are the late Haitian-born American artist Paul Gardère, presented by New York nonprofit Soft Network; and feminist writer Kate Millett, who is showing drawings and furniture from the late ’70s with Salon 94 Design New York.
The fair is returning to its 2021 venue at the Cipriani South Street in the Battery Maritime Building ferry terminal, a historic Beaux-Arts building with gorgeous views of New York Harbor.
Health and Safety: Neither proof of vaccination nor face masks are required.