[...] On view from June 16 to 19 and featuring 94 galleries from 29 countries and territories, ‘OVR: Portals’ will be Art Basel’s first curator-led edition of its Online Viewing Rooms. Once again, participating galleries will present tightly curated solo or group exhibitions, showing up to eight works simultaneously.
Curated by Magali Arriola, Director, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Christina Li, independent curator based in Amsterdam and Hong Kong; and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Co-founder of ARTNOIR and Curator-at-Large at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, ‘OVR: Portals’ will focus on artistic practices that interrogate the parameters that have shaped our contemporary condition, both through current and historical lenses. Together, the featured presentations will address the disconnected realities that arose as a consequence of the events of the past year: the global pandemic, recent political upheavals, and the recalibration of social behavior across the globe.
Five new galleries will join the Art Basel platform for the first time, including Addis Fine Art, with spaces in Addis Ababa and London; Galeria Nora Fisch from Buenos Aires; First Floor Gallery Harare, with spaces in Harare and Victoria Falls; Gallery Vacancy from Shanghai; and Galerie Fons Welters from Amsterdam. [...]