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Independent New York will take place at Spring Studios in Tribeca from March 7 to March 10. Photo: Spring Studios.

Independent New York Will Donate 2019 Ticket Sales to White Columns

Independent New York has revealed that it will donate a percentage of the ticket sales from its 2019 edition, which is taking place from March 7 to March 10, to the nonprofit White Columns, New York’s oldest alternative arts space. The fundraising initiative is part of the fair’s celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Founded in 1970 by a group of artists, including Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark, as an experimental platform for art, White Columns provides support for under-recognized and emerging artists. The nonprofit, which is now in its forty-ninth year, recently moved to a new home at 91 Horatio Street, adjacent to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the elevated park, the High Line. Under the direction of Matthew Higgs, a cofounder of and longtime curatorial advisor to Independent, the organization presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and other events.

“White Columns has provided an irreplaceable community for artists, providing a home for groundbreaking exhibitions and providing a measure of stability for artists in a city that’s changed so much over the decades,” said Elizabeth Dee, a cofounder of Independent. “This is one small way we can come together to honor Matthew’s vision, his role in the community with White Columns, and his work in developing the curatorial vision for Independent.”

The 2019 fair, which will be held at Spring Studios in Tribeca, will present more than fifty international galleries and nonprofit organizations. Among the twenty-one new exhibitors are Ortuzar Projects (New York), Arcadia Missa (London), Kai Matsumiya (New York), Take Ninagawa (Tokyo), Parker Gallery (Los Angeles), Anglim Gilbert Gallery (San Francisco), COOPER COLE (Toronto), and Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago).