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London Design Fair 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

This year’s London Design Fair, due to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on 17th-20th September, has been cancelled. Dates for 2021 will be announced in due course. While this isn’t the first art event to be cancelled or postponed due to the widespread disruption caused by the Coronavirus epidemic, it’s an indication of how long into the year the effects are likely to last. Nearly 70 percent of the event’s exhibitors...

HOFA Gallery Mounts Virtual Exhibitions In Response to Coronavirus

In response to the current coronavirus situation, while almost all galleries and exhibitions have been forced to close temporarily, many are mounting a response in the form of online virtual exhibitions. HOFA Gallery has launched a very exciting virtual art programme, with live online launches of planned exhibitions and the creation of virtual exhibition tours. HOFA launched the new programme with leading artist Zhaung Hong Yi and his new body of work Nova. This exhibition...

Art Basel Hong Kong Shows the Way Online

Over 250,000 visited Art Basel Hong Kong’s digital-only edition, mounted in response to the closure of the bricks-and-mortar show due to the coronavirus emergency. The challenges and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the art world has had to find ways to adjust to new realities. While all significant art exhibitions and institutions have shut up shop, online exhibitions and auction are proving a viable alternative. Art Basel brought forward the launch...

ICA, Phillips and Christie’s Announce Temporary Closures Due to Coronavirus

In common with many other arts and culture institutions throughout Europe and the USA, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) on The Mall, London, has announced its temporary closure due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Tate has closed its Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives sites until May 1st, Christie’s is shutting almost all of its locations in the US and Europe, including New York, until further notice and postponing March...
More Coronavirus Cancellations As COVID-19 Panic Spreads – No Time to Die for James Bond

Life & CultureMore Coronavirus Cancellations As COVID-19 Panic Spreads – No Time to Die for James Bond

While the worldwide spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has not yet led to massive travel restrictions and supply shortages some have predicted, there have been cancellations of events in the world of arts and collectables, and may be more yet. For the general public worldwide, perhaps the most notable news was the postponement of the release of the much anticipated James Bond movie No Time to Die, which was supposed to have received its UK...
Winners of Sony World Photography Awards Announced

Life & CultureWinners of Sony World Photography Awards Announced

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the National Awards Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards. Over 345,000 images were submitted to the awards. This year saw the highest number of entries to date. You can see the list of winners and their work here. The programme awards one photographer from each nation for a standalone image. The awards presents the photographers with the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience at the...
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