Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms debut with an international lineup of 235 leading galleries from 31 countries and territories, presenting over 2,000 premier artworks intended to be showcased at Art Basel Hong Kong. The first iteration of the new digital initiative runs from March 20th to March 25th, 2020.
Galleries from across the globe and from all levels of the market participate in the inaugural edition of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms, providing a unique overview of the diverse art scenes and artistic practices from across the world. Over 90 percent of exhibitors from the cancelled Hong Kong fair decided to take part, with over half of the participants having exhibition spaces in Asia.
藏家能够浏览超过2000件从现代到战后及当代的杰出作品，包括油画、雕塑、绘画、装置、摄影以及录像及数码作品。重点作品包括 Fergus McCaffrey 的《Japan Is America》，对日美之间复杂的战后关系进行深入探索，呈献包括石内都、Jasper Johns、Nobuaki Kojima、三木富雄、元永定正、中西夏之、Ken Price、Ed Ruscha、Robert Rauschenberg 及 Toshio Yoshida 的作品；卓纳画廊的《On Painting: Art Basel Online》聚焦呈献定义了当今具象绘画的艺术家们，探索其历史含义以及作为当代媒介的观念维度；及由 Jessica Silverman Gallery 展出的 Woody De Othello 新作个展。来自香港的世界画廊探讨欧美抽象艺术与东亚艺术及哲学之间的艺术对话，以及特别呈献已故香港水墨艺术家唐家伟的作品。来自东京的 Nanzuka 呈献由田名网敬创作的动画《The Laughing Spider》，描绘自身回忆及梦境中的场景；来自马尼拉的 Silverlens 呈献已故菲律宾艺术家 Santiago Bose 等的作品。
Collectors are able to discover over 2,000 exceptional works from the Modern to post-war and contemporary, including painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, as well as video and digital works. Highlights include Fergus McCaffrey’s ‘Japan Is America’, offering an extended exploration of the complex post-war relationship between Japan and America, including works by Miyako Ishiuchi, Jasper Johns, Nobuaki Kojima, Tomio Miki, Sadamasa Motonaga, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, and Toshio Yoshida; David Zwirner’s ‘On Painting: Art Basel Online’, which highlights artists who have helped define figurative painting today by exploring its historical implications, as well as its conceptual dimensions as a medium in the contemporary moment; and Jessica Silverman Gallery’s solo presentation of new works by Woody De Othello. Galerie du Monde from Hong Kong looks at the artistic dialogue between Euro-American abstraction and East Asian art and philosophy, as well as presents a special feature of the late Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson. Nanzuka from Tokyo presents ‘The Laughing Spider’, an animation work by Keiichi Tanaami, who depicts scenes from his own memories and dreams; while Silverlens from Manila features work by the late Filipino artist Santiago Bose among others.
All works are displayed with either an exact price or a price range, with the overall value of work presented in the Online Viewing Rooms being in excess of approximately USD 270 million.
Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel said: ‘It’s truly exciting to see the wide range of approaches galleries have taken in their Online Viewing Room from solo booths for emerging artists to viewing rooms dedicated to significant work by iconic historical artists. It is encouraging in such tumultuous times to see so many galleries committed to displaying work of premier quality.’
Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel said: ‘I am so pleased that we are able to provide our exhibitors with an alternative platform to show the wonderful work that they had been working so hard to bring to Hong Kong this spring. The work on display is stunning. While nothing can replace the experience of seeing art in person, we hope that this initiative can bring some support and visibility to all the galleries and their artists affected by the cancellation of our March show.’
网上展厅 | Online Viewing Rooms
Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms offer exhibitors an additional platform to showcase artworks to Art Basel’s global network of patrons, as well as new collectors and buyers. The new digital initiative runs in parallel to the shows – rather than replacing the physical experience of an art fair – and allows gallerists to showcase additional curated exhibitions of works not presented at the fair. For its first iteration, however, the concept has been adapted to allow exhibitors to present works intended for the cancelled Art Basel fair in Hong Kong. All galleries that were accepted to the 2020 Hong Kong show were invited to participate at no cost for the first edition. The Online Viewing Rooms are searchable by galleries, artists, medium, and price, and allow collectors to directly contact the gallery with sales inquiries.