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Art Basel Virtual Global Art Viewing – October 28-31



Online Viewing Rooms is Art Basel's virtual platform connecting the world's leading galleries with our global network of collectors and art enthusiasts. Our next edition, 'OVR:20c', will be dedicated to works made between 1900 and 1999 and run October 28-31, 2020.


Online Viewing Rooms Stories


Curators’ Picks | Myriam Ben Salah



Myriam Ben Salah made headlines last spring when she was appointed executive director and chief curator of the venerable Renaissance Society in Chicago. And few are better qualified to select artworks made in 2020 than the globetrotting Parisian, who’s just curated the acclaimed contemporary art bellwether ‘Made in L.A.’ and has exhibitions from Zurich to Dubai under her belt. As she landed in the Midwest, Ben Salah talked to Art Basel about some of the ‘OVR:2020’ pieces that caught her imagination.


Collectors’ Picks | Swizz Beatz



Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean is not only music royalty – and the producer of DMX, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Busta Rhymes – he’s also a long-standing champion of visual art, credited with inspiring many in the hip-hop community to follow suit. He and his wife Alicia Keys have put together The Dean Collection, where artworks by prominent voices like Arthur Jafa and Kehinde Wiley jostle with pieces by up-and-coming artists including Jordan Casteel and Nina Chanel Abney. Swizz called in from the Middle East to talk about some of the ‘OVR:2020’ works that piqued his interest.


Collectors’ Picks | Kevin Poon



There are few things Kevin Poon doesn’t do. He launched streetwear brand CLOT back in 2003, before venturing into retail, PR, music, and food. To top it off, Poon is also a discerning art collector. In this video, he discusses some of the pieces that caught his eye in ‘OVR:2020’.


The VIP Preview days of ‘OVR:2020’ run from September 23, 12 noon CET to September 25, 12 noon CET. They will be followed by public days until September 26, 12 midnight CET. To browse all ‘OVR:2020’-related events, log in with your Art Basel profile, and visit our Events page.


Fresh from the studio: Watch highlights from ‘OVR:2020’



2020 has been nothing short of extraordinary. Art Basel’s inaugural themed Online Viewing Rooms are dedicated to the art made during this most unusual year. One hundred galleries have each selected six works that capture the latest developments in art-making, from Tala Madani’s intriguing paintings to Kapwani Kiwanga’s jeweled flag commemorating the Haitian slave revolt, and Etel Adnan’s painterly dawns. Discover these, and many more, in this short video introduction.


‘OVR:2020’ will launch on September 23, 2020. The VIP Preview days will run from September 23, 12 noon CET to September 25, 12 noon CET. They will be followed by public days until September 26 12 midnight CET. To browse all ‘OVR:2020’-related events, log in with your Art Basel profile, and visit our Events page.


Courtesy of Art Basel