Launched in 2019 and returning for its second edition in New York from May 7-10, 2020, OBJECT & THING
has re-imagined the art and design fair concept, presenting a new commercial platform for both art and design that focuses exclusively on the object. OBJECT & THING presents a new fair model, opting for a commission on sales over advance fair fees, which are handled directly through the fair. This enables galleries to take on more risks in presenting object-based works that might not be considered an immediate commercial success.
The inaugural edition featured an exhibition of over 200 works consigned by 32 of the world’s leading art and design galleries presented in a single, unified environment designed by the fair’s inaugural artistic director, designer Rafael de Cárdenas, offering a groundbreaking level of transparency and accessibility while creating an in-person experience augmented by artist-led installations, design boutique pop-ups, and a curated talks program.