Art fairs

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Art market

Why the art market must stop trying to predict the unpredictable and enjoy a well deserved #hotgirlsummer

Life is still uncertain but we know the industry can keep functioning against all odds through the pandemic, so enjoy the sun and save the questions for the autumn

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Art market

US galleries survive: despite a stark decline in revenue in 2020, many galleries have a positive post-pandemic outlook, report says

The Art Dealers Association of America 2021 survey shows many galleries intend to increase their artist roster in 2021 and slowly hire back employees

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Almost all galleries are back for Art Basel’s 2021 edition as Switzerland eases travel restrictions (for now)

Basel edition will continue hybrid model and satellite booths introduced in Hong Kong

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Autumn fair calendar is fit to burst as Fiac relaunches in new temporary Paris venue near Eiffel Tower

Dealers must decide which fairs to prioritise as Art Basel in Switzerland and Frieze in London are scheduled just weeks apart

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Artmonte-carlo takes advantage of an open fair calendar to entice blue-chip galleries to Monaco

In addition to the fledging fair, the tax haven on the Côte d'Azur is hosting a week of exhibitions and auction house offerings

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Art fairs

Relaxed summer vibes at Arco Madrid despite opening with a third fewer exhibitors and no Latin American galleries

The Spanish art fair, which usually takes place in February, has braved the Madrid heat with this year’s postponed edition

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Noah Horowitz is stepping down as Art Basel’s director of Americas—next month

The Art Basel in Miami Beach chief will leave at the end of August, less than four months before the fair is due to take place in early December

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Livestreamed or IRL, gallery weekends or satellite spaces—the art market faces a paradox of choice

Thanks to the pandemic, we have many alternative ways to buy, sell and enjoy art, and now this genie is out of the bottle, we don’t want to put it back

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Design Miami to launch Podium pop-up exhibition in Shanghai this November

Rather than a full fledged fair, the event will bring together works from galleries and independent design studios

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Art market

JingArt fair returns to Beijing—with a new crop of young collectors

The fair was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 but this year was bigger than ever before, at 43 galleries

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Insta’ gratification

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

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Casa Versalles, an initiative envisioned to benefit the Mexican cultural sector, opens second edition in Mexico City

A portion of the proceeds from the selling exhibition will benefit two regional museums, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey and the Zapopan Art Museum

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Art fairs

Free zine fair brings countercultural publications and composting workshops to New York’s East Village this summer

The fair will include multiple free activities and community garden programs and a wealth of independent local publishers

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New Shenzhen DnA event this autumn aims to fill southern China's dearth of contemporary art fairs

New art and design fair in the Chinese boom town of Shenzhen launched by organisers of Art021 in Shanghai and JingArt in Beijing

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Art Basel confirms it is happening this September IRL—but with some caveats

Collectors are told they must be fully vaccinated or supply a negative Covid-19 test in line with Swiss government regulations

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London gallery hub Cromwell Place partners with Abu Dhabi Art fair to show emerging artists

Fair will show works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi in South Kensington this June

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Art fairs

'It’s impossible to compare 2019 and 2021; it’s a completely different world': what has sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Fair reaches full Covid capacity on VIP day and the big galleries report hefty sales, including a $19.5m painting by Joan Mitchell

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Will gallery weekends replace art fairs?

There are advantages to staying local in a post-pandemic world

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Tefaf Maastricht 2021 cancelled after multiple delays

The cancellation of the Dutch art fair, scheduled for this September, casts some doubt on whether Art Basel will go ahead as planned just a fortnight later

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Art Basel in Hong Kong: fair still on track to open amid calls to boycott city and tough coronavirus restrictions

Exhibitors are down from 242 to 104 in a condensed fair that runs alongside Art Central in the same venue from 21 to 23 May

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Frieze got Seoul: fair to launch in South Korea next year

The first event, featuring 100 exhibitors, will run in September 2022 in partnership with Galleries Association of Korea

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Unlike Elon Musk, Ora-Ora gallery will be accepting Bitcoin at Art Basel in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong gallery will be among the first to use the new form of payment at the fair

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Art fairs

Members only: what exactly does Frieze’s membership programme get you?

Artist studio tours, museum shows, talks and other events are on the slate, but the best bang for your buck might come from the fair’s partnership with NeueHouse

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Unable to run in its usual format, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair moves into Christie’s for bijou showcase

Knotted Ties exhibition features textile works by female artists from Africa and the diaspora

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'It is like spring in the art world': A more civilised, 'humane' Frieze New York bodes well for the market

Exhibitors praised Frieze for seamlessness of install and timed entry gave galleries and guests more time than usual for art chat, making deals and catching up

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Frieze New York

‘A spiral of poets, all at once’: Precious Okoyomon, winner of the Frieze Artist Award, talks about their Tower of Babel-themed commission

An artist, poet and chef, Okoyomon discusses their inspirations as well as the ecosystems they have been creating

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Frieze New York

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

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Manifesta 12

Three years on, Manifesta 12 workers are still waiting to be paid

Dozens of staff and freelancers who worked at the 2018 exhibition in Palermo have been left in the lurch

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Art market

Mexico City galleries come together for homegrown Zonamaco Art Week

Despite postponing the traditional art fair, organisers found a way to hold shows and create a sense of occasion

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Frieze New York to pay tribute to Vision & Justice Project

The fair will honour the photography initiative's mission to examine art’s role in the relationship between race and citizenship

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Frieze Los Angeles 2021 is cancelled, new venue for 2022

The fair will move from Paramount Studios to a tent on Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, for its next edition in February

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Tefaf permanently scraps autumn fair in New York—but spring edition will return in 2022

Cancelled this year, the Modern and contemporary art event will return to the Park Avenue Armory next May but the October fair for historical art and antiques has been dropped

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Send art, not staff: more than half of Art Basel in Hong Kong galleries take 'ghost booths'

Of the 104 exhibitors at the fair next month, 56 will take remote participation stands instead of travelling in person

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Pared down and profit sharing: here are the sales from Art Dubai, this year’s first physical fair

Meanwhile, a crypto-art cruise during the fair indicates which way the wind may be blowing for future editions

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Art fairs

The world of art fairs is going to change for good—and only the better-funded fairs will survive

From hybrid online ventures to new subscription models, mass events in the art world won't look the same post-pandemic

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Art Dubai fair opens—in real life—with 'pay nothing up front' plan for galleries

Most of the 50 exhibitors participating are based in the Middle East but seven who are unable to travel in person have sent works for "remote participation" stands

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India Art Fair appoints Jaya Asokan as new director

She will take over from Jagdip Jagpal who led the Delhi fair for three years

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Casting doubt over hopes of a 'normal' UK summer, Masterpiece London cancels June fair

The fair will hold an online event in some form, while the London Original Print Fair plans to hold a gallery-based event for 33 of its exhibitors this May

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Selling Tino Seghal's Zoom call in an online viewing room: Art Basel's Pioneers OVR reaches peak meta

Our pick of five artists to seek out on the fair's first digital presentation of 2021

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After a stormy few years, Paris Biennale is laid to rest

The long-running French event will be replaced by a new art, antiques and luxury crafts fair at the end of November

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Amid Covid-19 surge in UAE, Art Dubai fair moves dates and venue

Postponed fair will now host almost half as many galleries as heightened restrictions prevent international travel

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House of Frieze: fair company reveals more details about new London gallery space

No.9 Cork Street will launch in October, to be hired out to galleries for pop-up exhibitions and used for Frieze talks and events year round

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Will it ever happen? Inaugural Art SG postponed for a fourth time

The first edition of the Singapore fair, first announced in 2018, is now scheduled to happen in January 2022

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New York's ADAA Art Show moves to November from 2021 and beyond

The fair is normally held at the Park Avenue Armory in February

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'The London art world we started in could fit in a single pub': Frieze turns 30

The magazine and fair brand celebrates three decades with an online festival this month and launch of new membership programme

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'Renegade' Outsider Art Fair opens in multi-venue format in New York

Exhibitions are taking place across several galleries, although some workshops that support artists with disabilities have been unable to take part due to challenges of pandemic

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New online fair Intersect 21 brings together cross-cultural mix of galleries

Boutique invite-only event consists of 21 galleries from Southern California, the Middle East, and North Africa

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Tefaf Maastricht 2021 postponed again—this time to September

Dutch art fair will now run immediately before the delayed Art Basel, while Tefaf New York Spring has been cancelled altogether this year

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Asia’s art fairs pin hopes on vaccine rollouts

Spring events must negotiate ongoing travel restrictions and quarantines, and some organisers have already postponed

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Déjà vu: Art Basel postponed from June to September—again

Swiss fair was also delayed from June to September in 2020, before being cancelled altogether due to coronavirus

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Expo Chicago art fair is postponed again, until at least July

Online edition will open in April, however, as planners prepare for an in-person version, perhaps even later in September or next year

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The Year Ahead 2021

Art fairs in 2021—expect spring jitters, a summer crush and maybe even a return to some normality

After a year marked by cancellations, international fairs such as Art Basel, Frieze and Tefaf are vying for attention in an already crowded year

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The Year Ahead 2021

Our guide to the top biennials and triennials coming up in 2021

Previews of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, Prospect.5 and the 11th Liverpool Biennial—plus, lots of dates for your diary

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

1-54 Contemporary African art fair pops up at Christie’s in Paris as Marrakech edition is postponed

French fair is a “one-off”, according to its founding director, though a good opportunity to “test the market”

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Organisers confident physical Art Dubai fair will go ahead in March 2021

It will be the first major international art fair to return to the art world calendar since the pandemic upended business around the world

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Frieze takes gallery space on London's Cork Street for 'ambitious' exhibitions

Magazine publisher and fair organiser plans to rent the premises on a permanent basis

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The art world's Miami vice: bored with OVRs, galleries return with some physical events in lieu of Art Basel—but should they?

While the city’s flagship art fair was cancelled this year, other in-person events and pop-up projects abound despite rising coronavirus cases

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Art fairs

In Nigeria, art is spreading the word about police brutality

Opening online today, Art X Lagos fair to show more than 100 works about #EndSARS protests

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Art market

Art market 2020: the year of cancel culture and bricks-and-clicks

A year marked by wholesale event cancellations and job losses has also seen the art market innovate to keep businesses going.

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Art fairs

Salon fair releases glossy, digitally enhanced publication instead of another online viewing platform

The New York art and design event has issued a 152-page magazine with interviews, features and QR codes that link to multi-media content

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Frieze Los Angeles bids goodbye to Paramount Studios as art fair is postponed to July

Social distancing rules have limited the number of people on film sets creating a movie production backlog

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Art Basel in Hong Kong postponed to May as coronavirus throws 2021 art fairs into disarray

Summer crush expected with Art Basel’s flagship show in Switzerland still scheduled for June and Taipei Dangdai moved back to July

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Art fairs

'Dealers are smiling under their masks': Shanghai art week pulls in art-starved collectors

More than 100 art exhibitions and events have taken place in the Chinese city this week and galleries are reporting strong sales

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Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

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Frieze art fairs global director Victoria Siddall takes ‘strategic’ role as board director

Frieze magazine publisher Rebecca Ann Siegel appointed director of Americas and content and will oversee the New York and Los Angeles fairs

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All eyes on Shanghai as city hosts multiple fairs despite first coronavirus case in months

New Art Tower will be hub of a busy art week alongside Art021 and West Bund Art & Design Fair

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French and German art fairs forced to cancel as new national lockdowns come into force

Fine Arts Paris and Art Cologne boldly believed they could run Covid-secure events in November, but both have had to relent to new restrictions

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Ancient Greek bust of Hercules dug up in a garden will now appear in virtual reality at Tefaf Online

ArtAncient has created a VR experience of the marble bust to enliven the digital version of the now-cancelled New York fair

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York relocates to non-profit institution The Shed for 2021 edition

Global director Victoria Siddall says it is a time “for creativity, flexibility and collaboration” as fair is reduced by more than two-thirds

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Residencies

New York artists find second chance in Governors Island residency programme showcase

The free residencies were part a multi-organisation initiative to replace the annual artist-run Portal art fair and other cultural programming cancelled due to Covid-19

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Asia Now fair swoops up would-be Fiac exhibitors

Paris fair makes up for lack of Asia-based exhibitors with some blue chip galleries who were meant to be participating at the larger, cancelled fair

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Art fairs

ArtRio forges ahead, making it the first major event to take place in Brazil since the pandemic began

Marking the fair's tenth anniversary, a live event with limited ticketing for collectors continues even as Covid-19 cases climb

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American art

'Comatose' pre-war American art market gets a digital jolt

Forced online due to Covid-19, this year's American Art Fair boasts more exhibitors as auction houses see new records set for late 19th century works

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Miami Design District aims to fill in the fair gap with winter arts event

The Design Miami fair will return to the Moore Building, and other galleries that regularly show in Art Basel will be given temporary spaces

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Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

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'If you're coming to buy, you have two hours to do it': what it's like at London's real-life 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

In the absence of the major fairs and auctions, Modern and contemporary African art is in the spotlight in London this week

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A Covid success story: how the London Original Print Fair helped its 68 dealers keep selling

London’s longest-running art fair survives virus by going fully online and diversifying

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Tefaf Maastricht shifts back from March to May as Covid-19 disruption extends into 2021

The 34th edition of the Dutch art fair will run from 31 May to 6 June, two days shorter than normal, while the fate of Tefaf New York Spring hangs in the balance

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Art Basel to make real-life appearance as fair partners with Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong

Local galleries have been invited by Art Basel to apply for participation in the November fair

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Grand Palais

Grand Palais's long-awaited renovation curtailed over soaring costs

Following government intervention, the historic Parisian exhibition space will now undergo a more 'sober restoration'

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Art Basel in Hong Kong and Art Central—under one roof in 2021

The two fairs will take place at the same time in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in March

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Class of 2020: five picks from Art Basel's online viewing room (another one)

The latest virtual fair, OVR:2020, limits 100 galleries to showing six works each, all produced this year—we pick our highlights

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The Art Car Boot Fair

‘Viral’ online art fair crashes and is postponed after proving too popular

The launch of the first virtual edition of the Art Car Boot Fair was cancelled after users overwhelmed the website

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Art fairs

Online market place for art continues to grow as new digital fair announced during Frieze week

Daata fair is dedicated to video and digital works and aims to reach collectors who “simply don’t have the patience” to watch films at real-life fairs

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Diary

Cattelan’s notorious banana finds a home at the Guggenheim

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Controversy erupts over Fiac cancellation

Paris's major contemporary art fair has been scrapped due to Covid-19 fears, but galleries are divided over whether the decision was wise or "lacking courage"

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The fairs are back in town: greater China reopens for business

Art021, West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art Taipei among fairs due to open in the region this autumn despite travel restrictions, shipping woes and Covid-19 fears

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Fiac cancelled as new travel restrictions are imposed across Europe

The Paris art fair had seemed defiant in the face of coronavirus but organisers say they could not “meet the legitimate expectations of its exhibitors”

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2021 art fair calendar already in flux after Taipei Dangdai moves from January to May

Delay and cancellation of events early next year prompts the question: will Frieze Los Angeles still take place in February?

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Cosmoscow determined to be first major fair to go ahead

Event still plans to run this week and hopes for a less distracted local Russian collector base, starved of international art travels

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Contemporary art

Berlin Art Week: shows in disused airports and nightclubs defy gloomy predictions

From Berghain's lockdown exhibition to the Brücke Museum's Vivian Suter display, here's what to see in the reigning contemporary art hub this week

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Art fairs

Art Basel cancels Miami Beach edition in December

The fair's organisers say they have "no other option" as Covid-19 cases in Florida stay stubbornly high and US travel restrictions remain in place

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Art fairs

Unrepresented minority artists get a boost at virtual edition of SP-Arte

In light of recent social shifts, major market events "need to rethink, reinvent and rejuvenate" by including more under-represented classes of artists, director says

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Frieze London

Alberta Whittle named the winner of this year's Frieze Artist Award

Exploring themes around the fear of contagion and xenophobia, the new film commission will debut online as part of the virtual edition of Frieze London

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Photo London abandons socially distanced fair to go online

Decision "feels like natural progression for the market”, exhibitor says

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Art fairs

Scaled back 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will go ahead in October—despite Frieze cancellation

Smaller fair and online collaboration with Christie's planned as UK government says trade fairs can resume from 1 October

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Exhibitions

Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

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The Buck stopped here

Niru Ratnam opens a new West End gallery

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coronavirus

Tefaf cancels postponed autumn edition in New York

Citing international travel restrictions and the city's strict reopening plan following coronavirus lockdown, the fair's organisers say too many uncertainties remain