The June edition of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms will feature an international lineup of 281 leading galleries from 35 countries and territories across Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. An events program consisting of live-streamed talks, curator tours, as well as digital events staged by galleries – from studio tours to performance – will accompany this second edition. The Online Viewing Rooms will run from June 19 to June 26, 2020, with preview days from June 17 to June 19, 2020.
Collectors will be able to discover over 4,000 exceptional works from the Modern to post-war and contemporary, including painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, and photography, as well as video and digital works.
Several galleries will present thematic viewing rooms reflecting on the current paradigm and the impacts of the pandemic. The vital themes of racial equality and justice will be addressed in various presentations.
Some galleries will use their exhibition spaces in parallel to their participation in the Online Viewing Rooms. Over 20 galleries in Berlin are taking part in the ‘BaselbyBerlin’ project where they will be physically installing works from their online booths in their own galleries, so that collectors can see in person the works featured on the Art Basel platform.
The second edition of the Online Viewing Rooms will offer new features, such as the capability for users to ‘like’ and share their favorite works. Videos can now be embedded for every artwork, allowing galleries options such as close-up shots or short clips of artists talking about their own works. An events program hosted by the participating galleries will accompany the Online Viewing Rooms.The full program of events can be found on artbasel.com/ovr
The Online Viewing Rooms will be available via the Art Basel website under artbasel.com/viewing-rooms and the Art Basel App.