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Here’s what galleries are bringing to Art Basel’s inaugural Online Viewing Rooms

Discover the highlights they are sharing on Instagram ahead of the launch

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Meet the collector-turned-gallerist fostering Hong Kong’s talentsGallery Exit’s Anthony Tao is showing works by Chris Huen Sin Kan, Lulu Ngie, and Chihoi in Art Basel’s inaugural Online Viewing Rooms
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Discover the 231 galleries showing in Art Basel’s Online Viewing RoomsYayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room and Philippe Parreno’s fish star in the inaugural line-up
Can we divorce our inner desires from our shame? Prem Sahib dissects our most intimate moments by Harry Thorne
Can we divorce our inner desires from our shame? Prem Sahib dissects our most intimate momentsAs Southard Reid prepares to unveil the London artist’s Online Viewing Room solo presentation, Harry Thorne dives into his many worlds

Thousands of artworks to be exhibited on new digital platform

Art Basel is launching Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital-only platform for its galleries and collectors, with the inaugural edition going live on March 20, 2020. Online Viewing Rooms will give visitors the opportunity to browse thousands of artworks presented by Art Basel participating galleries, many of which will be online exclusives. The exhibiting gallery can then be contacted directly for sales inquiries. The Viewing Rooms will run in parallel to the three shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. 

March 20 – 25, 2020

The Online Viewing Rooms will provide galleries with a further possibility for engaging with our global audiences,’ said Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel, ‘complementing the essential personal interactions that continue to underlie the art market.’ The initiative is the latest example of Art Basel’s longstanding commitment to digital technologies and to fostering a healthy artworld ecosystem by creating new ways for its galleries to reach collectors from across the globe. ‘As the art market continues to evolve, Art Basel has continually investigated how new technologies can give us new opportunities to support our galleries,’ said Spiegler.

In response to the unique circumstances of the canceled show, exhibitors in the March launch event will be able to show works of art that had been destined for Hong Kong. All the galleries accepted for the 2020 Hong Kong show have been invited to participate, at no cost for this first edition.

‘We are delighted to be able to premiere this new initiative now,’ said Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel. ‘While the Online Viewing Rooms cannot replace our 2020 fair in Hong Kong, we firmly hope that it will provide a strong support to all the galleries who were affected by the cancellation of our March show.’

Online Viewing Rooms will be accessible via the website and the Art Basel App (iOS / Android)  . More details on participating galleries and their presentations will become available in the coming weeks.

Source: https://www.artbasel.com/