BASEL.- June Art Fair
announced that its second annual edition will take place online from August 20-31, in collaboration with ArtReview and international gallery Hauser & Wirth, which will host the fair on its website. A special, dedicated microsite featuring additional content that supports each participating gallery will be available on artreview.com.
The first edition of June Art Fair, debuting during Basel Art Week in 2019, was set inside a concrete bunker transformed into an exhibition space by Pritzker Prize winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Providing an alternative to a conventional art fair viewing experience, this new addition to the Basel Art Week calendar was distinguished by a highly-selective, intergenerational group of participants presenting projects in an open format more akin to a meticulously curated, collaborative, public exhibition. Other notable attributes of the June Art Fair included its modest scale and convenient site located in close proximity to the Messeplatz and Art Basel.
Founded as an independent project by galleries VI, VII (Oslo) and Christian Andersen, (Copenhagen), June Art Fair is an initiative led by pioneering galleries working at the forefront of contemporary art. The event was conceived as as a platform to promote the work of emerging artists and to encourage rediscovery of more established but under-recognized figures.
Participants of the 2020 edition include:
VI, VII, Oslo The Breeder, Athens Christian Andersen, Copenhagen Croy Nielsen, Vienna Document, Chicago Embajada, San Juan Empty Gallery, Hong Kong Green Art Gallery, Dubai The Green Gallery, Milwaukee Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna Misako & Rosen, Tokyo Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam XYZ collective, Tokyo
*List in formation
We are super excited to be collaborating with ArtReview in supporting June Art Fair this summer. By hosting the fair on our digital platform we aim to increase the exposure and audience for the participating galleries. New digital endeavours are challenging the art landscape and redefining how we can all connect. --Neil Wenman, Partner, Hauser & Wirth
We are very grateful to Hauser & Wirth and ArtReview for supporting Junes first digital initiative. The inaugural edition of June was a proposal for new models and continuing along that trajectory, we are thrilled to be able to experiment in finding ways to support artists in new and dynamic waysthis time online. --Esperanza Rosales & Christian Andersen, co-founders, June Art Fair
It is an important time to stay flexible and nimble. As we expand our digital presence ArtReview is happy to support initiatives that bring artworks to new audiences, and that represent the art ecosystem on multiple levels. --Carsten Recksik, Publisher, ArtReview