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Art Basel Miami 2020 officially canceled due to COVID-19

Due to the pandemic's impact, Art Basel announced the cancellation of its Miami Beach fair. Art Basel will continue to support the global gallery community in the best way possible through its digital initiatives and by hosting its upcoming 2021 shows in Hong Kong, Basel, and Miami Beach.

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Due to the pandemic’s impact, Art Basel Miami 2020 is officially canceled, the organizers announced.

Given the current situation regarding the pandemic’s impact, which spans from South Florida to other parts of the country and the world; limitations and uncertainty about the staging of large-scale events; international travel restrictions and bans, as well as quarantine regulations within the United States and internationally, alongside other factors, Art Basel had no other option but to cancel the 2020 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach. The fair was scheduled to take place from December 3 to December 6, 2020, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“We know how crucial our show is for our galleries, as well as for the greater Miami art community and economy, ” Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel said. “We thank everyone who shared their perspectives and insights with us over the past months and weeks and look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year to deliver a successful show.”

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As the art world continues to face momentous challenges, Art Basel will continue to support the global gallery community in the best way possible through its digital initiatives and by hosting its upcoming 2021 shows in Hong Kong, Basel, and Miami Beach.

Art Basel’s digital initiatives will continue this fall with two individual thematic editions of its Online Viewing Rooms: ‘OVR: 2020’, dedicated to artworks produced during 2020 and running from September 23 to 26, and ‘OVR: 20c’, presenting works created between 1900 and 1999 from October 28 to 31. These digital events will be followed in December by Online Viewing Rooms that will be open to all galleries accepted to the 2020 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach.

The next edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach will take place from December 2 to December 5, 2021, with preview days on December 1 and December 2, 2021.

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Art Basel Miami 2020 officially canceled due to COVID-19

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