Low-Key Independent Art Fair Has Little Bite

Hyperallergic
Mar 12, 2013 3:33PM

The fourth edition of the Independent art fair, among the plethora of shows popping up during Armory Week, is akin to the children’s tale of The Little Engine That Could, and in the end, it did. Compared to the Armory Show, which was like a trip to Ikea (one exhibitor in fact was selling furniture), and Volta, which dared to be different (I skipped Scope), the Independent was part art community, part church sale, and part paean to art team building that was sure to include nonprofit organizations like The Kitchen, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Printed Matter, and White Columns.

Image: An-My Lê, “Patient Admission, US Naval Hospital Ship Mercy, Vietnam” (2010)

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