Art Basel postponed to September

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s biggest annual contemporary art fair Art Basel has pushed its 2020 edition back to September.


Originally due to open to VIPs on June 16, the fair will now preview on September 15 and run until September 20. It joins events such as Berlin Gallery Weekend and Dallas Art Fair, which have also been postponed to after the summer.


“We hope that the situation improves swiftly, and we will work closely with our exhibitors to deliver a successful fair in September,” said Art Basel director, Marc Spiegler. “At the same time, we are aware of how dynamic the COVID-19 situation is and will continue to monitor the developments closely. The health and safety of our exhibitors, partners, guests, and teams remains our main priority, and we will adapt all our planning to the developing situation.”