In Its Second Edition, Independent 20th Century Rethinks the Boundaries of Contemporary Art

June 30, 2023

ARTNET NEWS | Ahead of the second edition of Independent 20th Century (September 7–10, 2023) Artnet Gallery Network looks at how the New York fair continues its mission of fostering fresh dialogue about the history of 20th century art. They write:

Through lines from and dialogues between past and present not only offers collectors, curators, and general visitors to the fair an invaluable opportunity to analyze preconceived notions of past and present, historical and contemporary, but also brings to light art and artists that have not been given the due or attention warranted.

"The last few decades have been marked by an awareness of how much has been left out of the canon. There’s been a strong pull towards rediscovery, reconsideration, and revamping both in specific ways and in a more general, across-the-board manner. I think that has come to be part of contemporary art discourse at this point. When you’re talking about contemporary art, you’re not only talking about what’s going on right now or what’s been going on for the last 10 or 20 years, you’re really also talking about how what’s going on right now relates to all of the new discoveries in terms of revamping our sense of the historical continuum,” said John Corbett of Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery.

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Independent 20th Century
Cipriani South Street
September 7–10, 2023