NADA to Stage Non-Fair Exhibition on Governors Island in New York

House 403, where “Close Quarters” will be staged.


The New Art Dealers Alliance is perhaps known best for organizing art fairs in Miami and New York each year, but this summer it will debut its first non-fair exhibition on Governors Island in New York. Titled “Close Quarters,” the show features work by artists represented by eight of NADA galleries and runs from July 1 to 29.

“Close Quarters” will be shown across two floors of House 403, a Colonial Revival–style building that has quite a bit of history. Opened in 1904, the house has played host to a number of important visitors, including U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who once met there.

“We look forward to amplifying NADA’s year-round programming by creating new opportunities to showcase contemporary art in fresh environments,” Heather Hubbs, the executive director of NADA, said in a statement. “It’s a unique opportunity for NADA to organize a show on Governors Island, and we’re excited to welcome visitors to this beautiful historic landmark, and to continue to collaborate with Governors Island in the future.”

The artist list for “Close Quarters” follows below.

  • Rainer Ganahl (Kai Matsumiya)
  • Fabienne Lasserre (Safe Gallery)
  • Michael Mahalchick (Canada)
  • Jerry the Marble Faun (Situations)
  • Hayley Martell (Signal)
  • Devin Morris (Signal)
  • Johanna Unzueta (Proyectos Ultravioleta)
  • Jeff Williams (Jack Hanley Gallery)
  • Asif Mian (False Flag)

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