press release

Art Basel 2021

17.06.2021 - 20.06.2021

The next edition of our Basel fair will take place from June 17 to June 20, 2021.

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Art Basel’s 2020 edition in Basel cancelled

Art Basel regrets to announce that the 2020 edition of Art Basel in Basel has been canceled. 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. These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel's size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects. Art Basel's thoughts are with everyone who has been affected around the world. These are challenging times, and we wish you the very best until we are able to meet again.

Whilst no physical show will take place in Basel this year, you will still be able to discover over 4,000 exceptional artworks in our Online Viewing Rooms, presented by 282 of the world's leading galleries.

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Online Viewing Rooms 2020

Online Viewing Rooms will run from June 19, 1pm CET to June 26, 1pm CET, with Preview Days from June 17 to June 19, 1pm CET. Find out more here.