Launching their second digital concept due to the cancellation of their flagship event, Art Basel has just announced its June edition of Online Viewing Rooms.
The first edition of the virtual art fair took place in lieu of the cancellation of the Hong Kong affair, which has attracted up to 80,000 attendees in the past. The 2020 cancellation in Asia due to COVID-19 spurred the art event organiser to run a virtual tour that included works curated by galleries like David Zwirner, P.P.O.W. New York and Gagosian amongst plenty of others.
Making note in a previous press release,“Art Basel regrets to announce that the 2020 edition in Basel has been cancelled. While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair.”
For the new online exhibition, a total of over 4,000 works will be showcased, from paintings to installations, photography as well as digital works in video and other formats, and esteemed galleries will be curating their own thematic exhibits. The expansive content programme includes 281 galleries from 35 countries, including highlighted events like a walkthrough the David Hockney Exhibition by Annely Juda Fine Art.