Art Basel 2020 Has Been Officially Canceled

Updated: Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 3:21 PM.

Well, in the next level of Jumanji 2020 the most high end and high profile art events in the world is officially canceled.

Art Basel announced Wednesday, September 2nd that it will be canceling its upcoming a Beach Fair in Miami which was scheduled to take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in early December.

With 341 new cases reported just on Wednesday, making for a positivity rate of 5.3 this naturally wouldn’t be safe. Vendors will not have to pay any booth fees associated with the planned 2020 fair. For those who apply to the 2021 edition and are accepted, the application fees paid for this now-cancelled edition will be rolled over.

They released a statement saying:

“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, Art Basel’s director Americas, said in the 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.”

This year Art Basel has already canceled Art Basel Hong Kong and the Art Basel Fair in Switzerland. This will be the first year without the closely watched contemporary art expo taking place.

Following the announcement of the Miami Cancelation, Art Miami, NADA Miami, Aqua Art Miami, and CONTEXT Art Miami announced cancelations as well.

Well, guess there will be no bananas being tapped to the wall and being sold for thousands of dollars this year...

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