Future Fair holds its second in-person edition this week from May 5—7, taking place for the first time within Chelsea Industrial, at 535 S 28th St. Welcoming around 50 exhibitors, the fair focuses on a more intimate format that treats its galleries as its shareholders and offers innovative programming like inter-gallery collaborations.
“It really feels like the first time we get to properly do this without so many Covid restrictions, even the simple things like seeing people’s faces again and the bigger results, like a strong international presence,” said Future Fair Co-Founders, Rachel Mijares Fick and Rebeca Laliberte following the fair’s opening. “We are already seeing this effect in opening day sales as well as the overall energy at the preview. We have positioned ourselves now as an event where collectors rush in to seek out those discoveries, relishing the exhibitors who curate and select artists in fresh ways. The energy at the opening is absolutely reflective of that.”
The fair’s residency at Chelsea Industrial’s ground floor venue will see presentations occupying the 22,000-square-feet space. Here, fairgoers will find collaborative efforts from participating galleries, including showcases of artists like Michael Andrew Booker with Morton Fine Art, Aleiya Olu with Studio From Us To You, Anne-Laure Lemaitre showing the work of Ivana Štulić, Maude Corriveau with Galerie Nicolas Robert, Duran with work by Florent Stosskopf, and Malcolm Brown Gallery, who shared the work of Rhonda K. Brown.