Mitterrand Explains Why Dealers Make the Best Fair Directors

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

Independent, New York’s invitation-only, gallery-run art fair returns next month for its eighth edition. Taking place at Tribeca’s Spring Studios from March 2-5, this year’s iteration welcomes over 50 international galleries from 20 cities, under curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs.

Founded in 2010 by New York dealer Elizabeth Dee and London’s Darren Flook of Hotel gallery, Independent was conceived to compensate for the shortcomings that dealers (and artists) routinely lament about the mega-fairs, such as poor lighting, little regard to curation, and an intense focus on commerce… Read more

Image: Independent’s executive director Laura Mitterrand. Photo: Lilia Stankiewicz Gonzalez