The Swiss art fair Art Basel is open for preview, and it is presented in an entirely virtual format for the first time. The event, which would happen in Basel, in Switzerland, was moved to the online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic, as explained on the art fair’s website: “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. 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”.
Accessing the Online Viewing Rooms you can discover the participating galleries, events, the studio visits program, online conversations and virtual walk-throughs. The art fair counts with the participation of multiple Brazilian artists, such as Aleta Valente, Cabelo, Maxwell Alexandre, Arjan Martins, OPAVIVARÁ!, Vivian Caccuri, Laura Lima, Maria Laet, Maria Nepomuceno, Renata Lucas, Lucia Laguna, Cristiano Lenhardt, Gokula Stoffel, Marcius Galan, Erika Verzutti and Luiz Zerbini. Among them are three winners and five finalists of the PIPA Prize.
You can access the online art fair here. It is necessary to create a profile on the Art Basel’s website.
The next edition of the Basel art fair will take place from June 17 to June 20, 2021.