Miami December Art Fairs Pivot In 2020 Thanks To Covid-19
“This extended fair will allow a format that offers opportunities for galleries and partners to support their businesses while providing a safe and controlled environment for visitors,” Roberts explained in a statement. She continued, “We’re delighted exhibitors have responded enthusiastically with visionary galleries and designers that make Design Miami so successful each year.”
Newly appointed global exhibitions director Jillian Choi seconded the approach. “We will present this year an extraordinarily robust showcase of the best in collectible design today, including voices both established and new, and look forward to welcoming our ever-expanding community to this year’s show, both onsite and online.”
Held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel’s live show components heralded an unprecedented cancellation tone for other fairs like Art Miami and NADA. All three have moved to an online version. Art Basel will still take place on the previously scheduled December 2-6. Art Miami is joining forces with Context Art Miami for an online showcase that will be live from December 2-20.
Art Basel Miami refitted the show with “OVR,” or online viewing rooms, where galleries and artists worldwide will virtually display their latest creations and installations. Despite the migration online, some art insiders are rumoring to even convene in Miami Beach for “Zombie Basel,” presumably attending off-the-radar underground events, cocktail parties, and dinners. Likely quite to the chagrin of local authorities and Dr. Fauci.