Art Basel’s June edition postponed

Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair will take place in September


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact worldwide, Art Basel’s June fair is postponed. The 2020 edition of Art Basel will now take place at Messe Basel from September 17 to September 20, 2020, with Preview Days on September 15 and September 16.

The impact of the COVID-19 virus is far-ranging and dynamic, and this measure has been taken to protect the health and safety of Art Basel’s community and staff. ‘We thank our galleries for the support and understanding of our highly complex decision to postpone the fair,’ said Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s Global Director. ‘We hope that the situation improves swiftly, and we will work closely with our exhibitors to deliver a successful fair in September. At the same time, we are aware of how dynamic this situation is and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. The health and safety of our exhibitors, partners, guests, and teams continues to be our main priority, and we will adapt all our planning to the developing situation.’

Art Basel will continue to invest in and enhance its new digital platform – the Online Viewing Rooms – as a way to support galleries and strengthen the art community in these challenging times. Details of further digital and social media initiatives will be announced shortly.