Art Basel

Art Basel

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

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

Galleries cast doubt on the return of fairs in 2021 in latest Art Basel and UBS report

Covid-19 has forced galleries to cut staff by 33% on average as sales plummet 36% in the first half of 2020—and optimism is dwindling for next year

Anny Shaw. with additional reporting by Anna Brady

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

Basel’s new culture hub puts Caribbean artists, Picasso and Klaus Littmann’s nature project in the mix

Delayed by coronavirus, the new Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger has opened with the promise of free entry and catalogues for visitors

James Murdoch's firm invests in Art Basel's embattled owner MCH Group

Media and entertainment investment firm Lupa Systems will become the events company's anchor shareholder, holding around a third of shares if approved on 3 August

Might Rupert Murdoch be Art Basel's next big investor?

Media and television mogul is reportedly in negotiations to take a stake in art fair's Swiss parent company MCH Group

To encourage galleries, Art Basel in Hong Kong relaxes application criteria for 2021 fair

Galleries no longer required to have a physical space, down payments cut from 100% to 25% of stand fees and automatic re-admittance for 2020 ABHK exhibitors

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Here's what has sold so far from Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms

From a tribute to a guerrilla soldier and priest to an exploration of black female beauty, collectors snap up pictures on fair's VIP day

How artists are adapting their work to virtual fairs and online viewing rooms

As Art Basel's online viewing room opens, Tracey Emin, Jim Shaw and Avery Singer speak about lockdown and creating for the digital sphere


Shirin Neshat's award-winning films go online for 24 hours in mini film festival

Goodman Gallery is launching the video programme on 20 June—but you can watch Roja exclusively on The Art Newspaper website from tomorrow

Art Basel cancels Swiss edition in September due to coronavirus concerns

Flagship fair will relaunch next June in Basel as organisers focus on delivering Miami Beach show in December

Berlin dealer Johann König stages impromptu 'fair' to coincide with original Art Basel dates in June

"People are hungry for art in the original and the online viewing room can’t replace the personal experience,” the dealer says

Art Basel's September fair thrown into further doubt

In frank letter, organisers scrap Monday deadline for exhibitors as Swiss authorities delay decision on large-scale events until 24 June

Mega art dealers talk collegial spirit against a backdrop of Montauk bedrooms and cats

Art Basel's latest webinar featured David Zwirner, Sadie Coles and Jeffery Deitch talking about new plans for gallery collaborations

Nada launches new collaborative fair model to help support galleries

Opening 20 May, the online fair requires no upfront fee and features around 200 galleries, all of which will share their profits

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How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

Will Art Basel actually happen in September? A letter to exhibitors suggests potential for more delays

Fair extends deadline to confirm participation until 1 June, but concedes "there are simply too many open questions" to know if the fair will happen at the moment

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Will art fairs return in 2020?

As coronavirus lockdowns are extended across much of the world, leaving galleries unable to trade, hopes are fading that autumn events will be able to go ahead

Rolex, Patek Philippe and Chanel walk out of MCH group’s Baselworld

Future of the Swiss watch and jewellery fair, which is owned by Art Basel's parent company, now hangs in the balance

Frieze offers full refunds to exhibitors after cancelling its New York fair due to coronavirus

The fair will also launch a new online viewing room feature at no cost to planned exhibitors and will apply reimbursements to future editions

Masterpiece London cancels 2020 June edition as UK cracks down on coronavirus spread

The move follows news that Art Basel will postpone its 50th anniversary edition until September and New York's major auctions pivot to June

After much speculation, Art Basel postponed to September due to coronavirus

Swiss art fair is the latest of numerous fairs to be moved to the autumn, as the pandemic decimates the art world calendar

Pyjamas and cava: the diary of an Art Basel VIP in an online world

A blow-by-blow account of the Hong Kong digital viewing rooms that launched this morning

Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

We speak to Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood about the late Ulay, and to Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s global director, about what happened in Hong Kong. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Art Basel/UBS report: global art market dips 5% in ‘tricky year’ but private sales are up

Chinese and British markets take a hit amid trade wars and political unrest

Art Basel announces exhibitors for its 50th anniversary edition this June

More than 20 galleries will take part in the flagship Swiss fair for the first time

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The ripple effect of the Arab Spring

Political upheaval across the region presents challenges—and opportunities—for artists and collectors

Art Basel launches online viewing rooms following the cancellation of its Hong Kong edition

The debut of the digital initiative was moved to March to offer exhibitors a sales platform for the works they planned to show

'With changes come opportunities': first reactions to the cancellation of Art Basel in Hong Kong

Local galleries are determined to forge ahead after the fair announced it will not take place this year in light of coronavirus fears