“This is the way to do an art fair in
New York City.”
March 8–11, 2018
50 Varick Street
New York, NY
(By invitation) Thursday, March 8
Friday, March 9, 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, March 10, 12 – 7 pm
Sunday, March 11, 12 – 6 pm
$25 general admission / $15 students
“Independent feels more like a large group exhibition or a biennial than it does an art fair.”
April 19–23, 2017
50 Rue de l’Ecuyer
(By invitation) Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23
12 – 7 pm
Entry is free and open to the public.
Independent Régence hosts gallery VI, VII with an anniversary program celebrating its five years of existence as a gallery of contemporary art based in Oslo, Norway.
The show at Independent Régence features artists that the gallery has worked with closely over the past five years, such as Ian Law, Than Hussein Clark or Eloise Hawser, as well as newcomers to the program such as the Swiss artist Tobias Kaspar and New York based artist Eva LeWitt.
In the past five years VI, VII has exhibited the work of over 50 international artists. It represents 14 young and emerging artists mostly below the age of 35. Founder Esperanza Rosales, who is also a writer and an artist herself, develops an international program, representing artists from Britain, Germany, the USA as well as Norwegian artists. Rosales lived in several places (London, Brussels, Rotterdam, Frankfurt and Berlin) over the past 15 years herself and was living in Brussels prior to moving to Oslo. The art scene in Oslo is very unique: the energy, openness to accommodate and insistence on creating new models is what drew Rosales to Oslo. Still, her approach to running a gallery has been influenced by being a foreigner — “it is easier to work with distance to a place in the sense that you can never relax or take things too much for granted. When trying to do something that you at least find daring, a lack of familiarity and safeguards helps”, she told Frieze in May 2017. Rosales absolute refusal to follow convention, her international network and friend-base and her long-term commitment to artists make VI, VII a unique gallery.
VI, VII at Independent Régence October 13 – November 18, 2017
With: Knut Ivar Aaser, Mikael Brkic, Than Hussein Clark, Eloise Hawser, Tobias Kaspar, Ian Law, Eva LeWitt, Lars Laumann, David Lieske, Kulisek / Lieske, Landon Metz, Jochen Schmith, Amy Yao, and others...
“A curated event, [Independent] is clubbier and more intimate than most art fairs—booths tend to blur and blend together, and the art leans toward the cool and critically lauded.”
–Katherine McMahon, ARTnews Magazine
“Independent, as iconoclastic as its name suggests, opened on 2 March to strong reviews. Judging by early sales at the sunny Tribeca space, collectors were rewarding dealers for their efforts to draw new attention to a markedly diverse cast of artists, including those who were formerly marginalised and newly relevant.”
–Kara Weisenstein, Creators
“...It’s the most curated event of the lot, fostering an experience that aims to be closer to a museum exhibition than the normal shopping mall vibe of other trade fairs.”
–Taylor Dafoe, Blouin Artinfo