Must-see New York shows Independent Art Fair and Object & Thing have announced a collaborative presentation that will take place during Independent’s upcoming fair in March 2020. Organized by Object & Thing founder Abby Bangser and artistic director Rafael de Cárdenas, the presentation will showcase various object-based works pulled from NYC-based independent exhibitors and design galleries, including Patrick Parrish Gallery, R & Company, Toogood, Volume Gallery and more.
The presentation will mark the first time design and object-focused galleries will be showing at Independent Art Fair, as the exhibition previously focused solely on contemporary art. The collaboration claims to be a new type of design presentation by combining works in a single dedicated installation rather than organizing them by gallery. Additionally, there will be no hierarchy or distinction between art and design objects.
Independent Art Fair and Object & Thing’s collaborative presentation will be held from March 6-8, 2020 at Spring Studios. A few months later, Object & Thing will host its second edition from May 7-10, 2020 leading up to New York Design Week.
Elsewhere in design, Virgil Abloh’s Special Edition Figures of Speech has been given an official release date.
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Just announced today, Object & Thing will partner with Independent during their fair from March 6-8 at Spring Studios in New York for a collaborative presentation comprised of object-based works from @independent_hq exhibitors and invited design programs including @greenriverprojectllc @jasonjacquesgallery @patrick_parrish_gallery @randcompanynyc @salon94design @t_o_o_g_o_o_d @volume_gallery. The full list of contributing galleries will be shared in early 2020. #object_thing #independent2020 Image credit @ppowgallery: Annabeth Rosen, Green Grass, 2012, Courtesy the artist; Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco; and P.P.O.W, New York