e-flux
e-flux
Independent Brussels - Oliver Beer headlines new performance program July 2018

Under the curatorial leadership of Vincent Honoré, Independent Brussels 2018 will reframe the art fair model into a performative festival.

artnet
artnet
Has the Great Depression Struck Galleries? Kenny Schachter Ventures Among the Art Hobos at Armory Week March 2018

“The Indy (Independent Fair) was the closest experience to sleeping in my room at the Gramercy first year.” 

The Guardian
The Guardian
Art imitating life: how this year's Armory Show got political March 2018

If any artist calls out Trump media bias, it’s Brooklyn artist Cynthia Daignault, who shows a series of 15 portraits of the president from American newspaper front pages,... on view at Independent.

Elephant
Elephant
Eradicating Traditional Boundaries at Independent New York March 2018

In a refreshing reprieve from the every-man-for-himself attitude found at other art fairs, Independent offers a collaborative environment “more akin to a massive gallery”.

Cultured
Cultured
7 Booths Not to Miss at Independent New York 2018 March 2018

After a snowy start to Armory Week, Independent New York, a fair on the cusp of its first decade, felt like a breath of fresh air. 

artnet
artnet
8 Irresistibly Elegant Booths at the 2018 Independent Art Fair March 2018

From pie graphs to itty-bitty handball courts, here are our highlights from the Tribeca-based fair.

The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper
Independent art fair goes its own way and reaps rewards March 2018

"Outsider" artists hold their own against more established contemporary names and inspire buyers in search of authenticity and quirk

Vogue
Vogue
Staying in New York City This Weekend? There’s Plenty of Art to See (and Buy) March 2018

[Independent] feels more like a journey of discovery through a contemporary art gallery than a neon-lit, overhung, and über-merchandized buying bonanza.

The New York Times
The New York Times
The Don’t-Misses at Independent and NADA March 2018

The formally ambitious but modestly scaled Independent is a godsend. With just 54 exhibits, many of them solo presentations, ...  it’s like a leisurely all-star game.

Artsy
Artsy
At Independent Art Fair Opening, Emerging and Established Artists Share the Stage March 2018

Nearly a decade in, Independent’s mission has calcified: to allow blue-chip dealers to co-exist next to small, emerging galleries, and to allow established artists to have work a few steps over from the new vanguard.

ARTNEWS
ARTNEWS
And Now, the Independent Fair! Rising Stars, Undersung Artists, and Royalty Alight in Tribeca March 2018

It sometimes feels like it was only yesterday that the Independent art fair made its debut appearance at the old Dia building in West Chelsea in New York, as a more modestly scaled and tightly edited alternative to the city’s other fairs.

GARAGE
GARAGE
6 Must-See Galleries at the Independent Fair March 2018

The innovative New York art fair's Founding Curatorial Advisor selects a half dozen favorites from this year's edition.

Cultured
Cultured
Fair Game March 2018

At the helm of spring's leading art fairs– Independent, The Armory Show, and NADA New York– are three formidable women. Antwaun Sargent checks in with the directors for a preview. 

Even Magazine's Hidden Noise
Even Magazine's Hidden Noise
Episode no. 10 March 2018

The hosts are joined by Independent's founding curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs.

BMW Collectors Guide
BMW Collectors Guide
Interview with Alix Dana March 2018

"Gallerists are in daily conversation with artists, and are the beating heart of the art-world ecosystem."

Artnet
Artnet
Collectors, Re-mark Your Calendars: Independent Brussels Is Moving to the Fall 2018

For its third edition, Independent Brussels is jumping ahead from its usual springtime slot alongside Art Brussels and setting out on its own.

Financial Times
Financial Times
The Art Market 2018

Living up to the fair’s name, Dee has decided to move its third edition away from being a satellite of the Art Brussels contemporary art fair in April and instead let it stand on its own two feet in November.

Financial Times
Financial Times
The Art Market: Collecting 2017

Contemporary curator Vincent Honoré has taken on the role of guest curator at the Independent Brussels art fair (April 19-22, 2018). A focus on performance art, which is one of Honoré’s specialities, can be expected.

Artnet
Artnet
Reshuffling Its Roster, New York’s Independent Art Fair Will Have Nearly 40 Percent New Exhibitors in 2018 2017

Half of the dealers are planning to show all-women booths.

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Ceci N’Est Pas Un Art Fair: Independent Brussels Shakes Up Gallery Scene 2017

If you’re expecting Frieze or Art Basel, Independent Brussels will surprise you. The European edition of the New York fair co-founded by gallerist Elizabeth Dee is in its second year, and touts a different philosophy: quality over quantity. 

Observer
Observer
Is Independent the Best Art Fair in New York? 2017

Dealers chatted amicably with buyers, curators, collectors and reporters yesterday, in sharp contrast to the speed-dating feel of Art Basel Miami or the Armory. This is the way to do an art fair in New York City, if one must.

Forbes
Forbes
Art Advisors Share Why They Love The Independent, And How To Get Insider Treatment At Art Fairs 2017

Founded by gallerist Elizabeth Dee and curator Darren Flook, and developed in conjunction with creative advisor Matthew Higgs and director Laura Mitterrand, the Independent feels more like a large group exhibition or a biennial than it does an art fair.

Flash Art
Flash Art
Independent Art Fair / New York 2017

With a strong curatorial emphasis, and a policy of continuous rotation among galleries, Independent battles the fatigue of the fair experience by striving for “museum-quality” shows from all of its fifty-one participants.

Artforum
Artforum
“B” Here Now 2016

Whether Brussels is the "New Berlin", your “B-sides” (à la artist Megan Marrin), or a “hellhole” (à la Trump), it’s certainly a destination, especially in the spring, when the de facto capital of Europe draws thousands to its annual Brussels Art Week. 

FT Weekend
FT Weekend
Fair with a New Look 2016

The new offshoot of New York's Independent fair openend in Brussels this week, to considerable applause from exhibitors. "I can't think of a better place to hold a fair,"said the London dealer Maureen Paley.

The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper
Brussels Stakes Its Claim as European Hotspot for Contemporary Art 2016

“It’s like the Guggenheim or Ikea—you are led around and forced to discover things,” says Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte, the director of Brussels-based Office Baroque, one of 72 galleries invited to take part.

The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times The Six Most Exciting Exhibitions at Independent Brussels 2016

Timed to coincide with the established Art Brussels fair, Independent Brussels represents an intriguing new addition to a city known for its strong collector base and influential gallery scene. 

Financial Times
Financial Times
Busy days for Brussels’ collectors 2016

Brussels’ community of contemporary art collectors will face a double dose of temptation in the coming week. Wednesday sees the launch of Independent Brussels, a European offshoot of the New York fair that is cited as an alternative to its more traditional corporate counterparts on the circuit. 

Surface
Surface
The Independent Art Fair Finds a Home in Brussels 2016

The New York City art fair grows up and branches out, launching its first European edition.

Artspace Magazine
Artspace Magazine
Independent's Day 2016

Laura Mitterrand on the chic "curated" fair's latest moves. 

Vogue
Vogue
How the Independent Art Fair Is Changing the Game 2016

“If we accept that fairs are a necessary evil, then we should at least try to make them more interesting,” says Independent creative advisor Matthew Higgs. “Instead of a trade fair, we’re trying to approximate what artists can do in galleries.”

New York Magazine
New York Magazine
Seeing Out Loud: Jerry Saltz on the Best Booth at the Independent Art Fair 2014

Whoever the anonymous makers were, regardless of their motivations and compulsions, I saw art driven by inner necessity, elaborate imagination filled with pathos, intensity, something pitiable but incredibly celebratory. 

Artnet
Artnet
artnet asks: Matthew Higgs 2014

Artist Matthew Higgs has had the privilege of organizing 56 exhibitors for Independent 2014. artnet wanted to know a little about what makes Mr. Higgs tick, and via email in mid-February, he respond- ed to our questions like so:

Hyperallergic
Hyperallergic
Any Place and No Place at Independent 2011 2011

The art world has different tribes. The crowds at the Armory, ADAA Art Show and Pulse are different because the varying aesthetics and brands on display draw different audiences.

The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper
Independent Set for New York Return in 2011 2010

“I’ve signed up,” said London dealer Maureen Paley, who took part in the fair’s debut. “It was a breath of fresh air and brought some real energy to New York.”

ARTINFO
ARTINFO
Independent's Day 2010

Such was the scene just before the opening of Independent, the much-buzzed hybrid non-art-fair art fair that gallerists Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook organized as a collective-minded alternative to the other bazaars filling New York this Armory Week.

Art in America
Art in America
Fewer (Visible) Boundaries for Independent 2010

Independent is an art fair with none of the administrative-feeling visual barriers of your typical art fair, and a whole lot more enthusiastic energy.

The New York Times
The New York Times
An Abundance of Room, an Absence of V.I.P. Gloss 2010

You might have thought that New York had reached the saturation point in contemporary-art fairs, but no. A new one has just arrived. It’s called Independent. And it is housed, quite attractively, in the old Dia Center for the Arts space in Chelsea, lately home to the utopian X Initiative.