Art & Object (A&O): First, congratulations on pulling together an exciting line-up for this year’s Salon: Art + Design! Salon is widely considered to be the most anticipated event of the fall arts calendar—how does it feel to be in the eleventh iteration of the fair?
Jill Bokor (JB): Thank you. It feels wonderful. I think that one of the upsides of COVID is that it gave us a renewed appreciation and gratitude for things that we might have taken for granted.
A&O: What was your planning process like for this year? What elements are you particularly excited about?
JB: Our great hope was that many of our European galleries who couldn’t travel last year would return to the fair, and they have. In addition, we have a number of new international galleries, some of which have not been seen in this country before, so we’re very excited about that, too.
A&O: I know last year there were some international participants who couldn’t make it due to pandemic restrictions. Are there international exhibitors you are particularly eager to showcase?
JB: We are delighted to welcome our first Egyptian gallery, Le Lab, that specializes in Middle-Eastern design. That’s a first for us. We also have a design partner, Klove Studio, from India who will showcase amazing totemic lighting design.