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Art Basel Miami Beach is officially cancelled

Art Basel has officially released a statement formally cancelling the fair due to the current pandemic...

In December, art enthusiasts flock to Miami for the yearly Art Basel Miami Beach fair however, its 2020 edition has been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Up until recently, organisers were optimistic about going on with the fair despite the COVID-19 spread with practices in coordinating galleries around social distancing and other regulations.

Today, Art Basel released a statement formally cancelling the fair due to the pandemic.

“It is with great regret and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our December show in Miami Beach, as we know how crucial our show is for our galleries, as well as for the greater Miami arts community and economy,” Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel said in a statement. “We thank everyone who shared their perspectives and insights with us over the past months and weeks and look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year to deliver a successful show.”

Further details are yet to be released however we can expect the fair to go digital with its Online Viewing Rooms similar to how the fair went virtual with the Hong Kong and Basel editions.

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