In consultation with art world professionals—artists, dealers, curators, museum administrators— the editors of ARTnews have attempted to foresee the Next Big Things to prove significant around the art world.
Given the contemporary art field’s heavy reliance on physical spaces, in-person networking, and crossing of borders, lockdown presents a devastating disruption. But while COVID-19 may be unprecedented, it has brought to the surface underlying issues and forced us to face a series of big questions concerning the future of the sector. This July, the Serpentine Galleries launched the “Future Art Ecosystems: Art x Advanced Technologies” report focused on technologies’ impact on the arts. It offers alternative propositions for rebuilding the sector in the near future.
Many of the world’s most eagerly awaited exhibitions planned for 2020 and 2021 have been pushed to later dates as schedules are scrambled and travel restrictions remain due to the coronavirus outbreak. The article features a list of the biennials that have been delayed by the pandemic, including some that have already opened after being pushed back. This list will be updated as further announcements are made.