The cultural world is quick succumbing to feverish scares. With the unfold of coronavirus, closures, dropouts and cancellations appear to be escalating. Hong Kong’s Artwork Basel shouldn’t be taking place. China’s Jingart in Could and Artwork Dubai, scheduled to open this month, have gone the identical manner, and though Tefaf Maastricht continues to be opening right now plenty of galleries will not be represented.
Tthere have been mass museum shutdowns in China and northern Italy. In France, even the Louvre has closed its doorways. Sotheby’s has relocated its scheduled Hong Kong auctions to New York.
Within the face of this epidemic, the Chinese language artist Cao Fei (pronounced “tsow”) feared that she wouldn’t make it for this week’s opening of her Serpentine Gallery present in London.
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