From the beginning of the global alarm due to Covid-19, art fairs around the world have changed their relationship with the audience by adapting to the current situation. The increase of online Art fair has grown up exponentially, and except for small periods of stability during the coronavirus crisis, the face-to-face art fair has suffered a large number of cancellations all around the world.
Art Basel Viewing Rooms is still present in September for the third edition with a similar show to the previous Viewing Rooms (Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Basel Viewing Rooms June). There are certain differences in volume and participating artists available by gallery: compared to the June digital edition, Art Basel OVR Sep has brought together a total of 100 galleries with a maximum of 7 artists exhibited by each one, this contrasts to the June edition, which reached the 277 galleries, with a maximum of 15 artists / works per viewing room.
This study aims to analyze the 20 most exhibited artists in Art Basel On Line 2020 in 3 groups: total, alive and dead. This segmentation finds to make a separate view of the different artistic careers that are promoted in the art fair, and from these segments analyze the artists’ birth year, country of origin and their gender. The Top 20 is presented as a standard ranking and despite the magnitude of the artists on display (around 1800 artists presented), it can be a starting point to dissect the Art Basel On Line 2020 edition and its approaches through its galleries.
The great changes that the art market is facing due to the worldwide alert by the COVID-19 in the recent months, also suppose a digital acceleration as a temporary paradigm in art acquisitions, It’s the transfer of dates of several art fairs celebrated from April to June. These settings trigger an “extra” effort to the galleries that in the following time periods analyzed (30 days, one month) must to concentrate their participation in fairs.
Since the creation of these two parallel fairs and in the same city, Art021 in 2013 and Westbund in 2014, they have been growing in quality and global impact throughout the following editions. Specifically, the 2019 editions are at the top of the 2019 Westbund 9th and Art021 21st ranking. In the case of Art021, the Detour and Approach
Frieze Contemporary, Frieze Masters and FIAC Editions from 2016 to 2019. Frieze Contemporary, Frieze Masters and FIAC share much more than a nearby geographical situation or dates that mark the beginning of autumn/the season. The importance of these events from London and Paris, organized two of them by the same promoter – Frieze Contemporary and…
London art fairs Oct. 2019 Foreign and UK galleries in London Art Fairs. October first week constitutes the engagest date to art fairs which are held in London and the most important moment of the year for United Kingdom. Around 10 fairs hold simultaneously, even one week before to be able to stand out from…