Abe Odedina in The Art Newspaper

New York Spring Fairs 2023 by Osman Can Yerebakan

'At New York's Independent fair, opportunities to discover the overlooked and the emerging.'


Diane Rosenstein Gallery's solo presentation with Abe Odedina at Independent New York is highlighted in The Art Newspaper. 


Against the bigger-is-better mentality of many of its counterparts, New York’s Independent fair has maintained a boutique spirit. The programme for its 14th edition (11-14 May) features an international coterie of 66 galleries presenting a mix of works by blue-chip and emerging artists. “We have always been consciously scaled and very intentional about our every step,” says Elizabeth Dee, the fair’s founder. “We want to present a true overview of the art world rather than just the industry which has been constantly growing around us.”


This year’s fair, which once again takes over Spring Studios in the increasingly crowded Tribeca art district, showcases new works while filling historical gaps from galleries of every size. London’s Maureen Paley, which has been showing at the fair since the initial edition in 2009, and Berlin powerhouse Peres Projects will show alongside another Londoner, first-time exhibitor and three-year-old gallery Niru Ratnam (showing work by the British-Ghanaian painter Kimathi Donkor) and Los Angeles-based Diane Rosenstein Gallery—which is giving Nigerian-British painter Abe Odedina his New York debut. Kasmin’s stand is the first focused display of Judith Bernstein’s lesser known charcoal text drawings from 1989 to 2009.


May 10, 2023
of 108