The New Art Market Calendar: Here Is an Up-to-Date List of the Biggest Sales Events Still Planned for This Year of Upheaval

The art-market calendar is looking pretty different these days. Here are all the fairs and events currently scheduled through December.

Installation view of Peres Projects at Art Basel 2019. Courtesy Art Basel.
Installation view of Peres Projects at Art Basel 2019. Courtesy Art Basel.

Under normal circumstances, the arrival of spring would bring with it a wave of high-profile art-market events: Frieze Week in New York; major spring contemporary-art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips; Art Basel in Switzerland. But with the world turned upside down economically and socially, the art business calendar has been turned inside out.

Many fairs have been cancelled outright, while those that have the capacity to pivot to a digital platform are doing so. Others have optimistically rescheduled IRL events for what is now an extremely busy fall. Below, we’ve rounded up all the major art fairs (as well as a handful of important auctions) that we can confirm are still planning to proceed through December 2020. We’ll update the list as additional dates are finalized or changed. In-person events are marked by the flag of the country where they will take place; digital events are accompanied by a computer icon.

MAY

💻 Superfine! NYCX3 E-FairOnline fair opens May 1

💻 PArC Peru: Online fair runs May 4–31

💻 Frieze New York: Online viewing rooms run May 6–15

💻 Future Fair OnlineMay 6–June 6

💻 The Other Art Fair: Online Studios open on May 6 for Dallas and Chicago exhibitors

💻 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair: Online fair opens May 6

💻 IFPDA Fine Art Print FairOnline fair runs May 13–June 13

💻 The Philadelphia Art Show: Antiques, Art & DesignOnline fair runs May 14–28

🇫🇷 Art ParisMay 28–31 (originally April 2–5)

Grand Palais Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

JUNE

Check out all of our reporting on the Fall 2019 Auctions in New York. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Auction in action. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

💻 CADAF Art FairOnline in June

🇺🇸 NADA House 2020June–August, exact dates TBD

Governor’s Island, New York

🇺🇸 Christie’s New York 20th Century Week AuctionsJune 23–26 (originally May 12–15)

Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale: June 23, New York

Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale: June 25, New York

🇺🇸 Sotheby’s New York & London AuctionsWeek of June 29, New York

🇨🇭 Christie’s Geneva Luxury Week: June 29–July 1 (originally May 10–13)

JULY & AUGUST

CHART Art Fair, 2018. Photo: David Hugo Cabo. Courtesy of CHART.

CHART Art Fair, 2018. Photo: David Hugo Cabo. Courtesy of CHART.

🇭🇰 Christie’s Hong Kong Auction WeekJuly 8–13 (originally May 30–June 3)

Modern and Contemporary Art, July 10, Hong Kong

🇺🇸 Art AspenJuly 23–26

Aspen Ice Garden

🇺🇸 Art Market San FranciscoAugust 13–16

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

🇱🇹 Art Vilnus: August 27–30

Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO

🇩🇰 CHART Art Fair & Design FairAugust 28–30

Kunsthal Charlottenborg | Den Frie

🇫🇷 Art-O-Rama MarseillesAugust 28–30

The J1 Joliette’s Docks

SEPTEMBER

Art Basel in Basel 2019.

🇦🇺 Affordable Art Fair MelbourneSeptember 4–6

Location TBD

🇿🇦 FNB Art JoburgSeptember 4–6

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

🇬🇧 Eye of the Collector, LondonSeptember 8–11 (originally May 15–16)

Two Temple Place, London

🇧🇷 Art RioSeptember 9–13

Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro

🇬🇧 START Art Fair LondonSeptember 9–13

Saatchi Gallery, London

🇮🇹 Miart, Milan: September 10–13

Viale Scarampo, Pavillion 3 Fieramilanocity, Milan

🇮🇹 MIA Photo FairSeptember 10–13

Porta Nuova Varesine Piazza Lina Bo Bardi, Milan

🇦🇺 Sydney ContemporarySeptember 10–13

Carriageworks, Sydney

🇩🇪 POSITIONS Berlin Art FairSeptember 10–13

Flughafen Tempelhof Hangar 4

🇧🇪 Affordable Art Fair Brussels: September 11–13

Tour & Taxis, Brussels

🇷🇺 CosmocowSeptember 11–13

Gostiny Dvor: 4 Ilyinka St

🇨🇭 VOLTA BaselSeptember 14–20

Elsässerstrasse 215

🇨🇭 Art Basel, SwitzerlandSeptember 17–20 (originally June)

Messeplatz 10 4058 Basel, Switzerland

🇨🇭 Design Miami/ Basel 2020September 15-20

Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel

🇨🇭 Liste, BaselSeptember 14–20 (originally June)

Burgweg 15, Basel

🇱🇧 Beirut Art FairSeptember 17–20

Seaside Arena halls 1 & 2

🇨🇳 Photofairs ShanghaiSeptember 18–20

Shanghai Exhibition Centre

🇺🇸 Affordable Art Fair New YorkSeptember 24–27

Metropolitan Pavilion

🇦🇹 Vienna ContemporarySeptember 24–27

Marx Halle, Vienna

🇹🇷 Contemporary IstanbulSeptember 24–27

Istanbul Congress Center

🇨🇦 Art VancouverSeptember 24–27

Vancouver Convention Center

🇬🇧 British Art FairSeptember 24–27

Saatchi Gallery

🇰🇷 KIAF Art SeoulSeptember 24–27

Coex Hall A&B Seoul

OCTOBER

Sadie Coles, Frieze London 2019 Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy Linda Nylind / Frieze.

Sadie Coles, Frieze London 2019. Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy Linda Nylind / Frieze.

🇺🇸 Dallas Art FairOctober 1–4 (originally April 16–19)

Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas

🇪🇸 SWAB BarcelonaOctober 1–4

Pabellon Italiano Feria Barcelona

🇭🇰 Fine Art AsiaOctober 4–10

HK Convention & Exhibition Centre

🇬🇧 PAD Art + DesignOctober 5–11

Berkeley Square, London

🇺🇸 Texas Contemporary HoustonOctober 8–11

George R. Brown Convention Center

🇬🇧 1-54 LondonOctober 8–11

Somerset House, London

🇬🇧 Frieze LondonOctober 8–11

Regent’s Park, London

🇸🇪 Affordable Art Fair StockholmOctober 8–11

Nacka Strandsmässan

🇳🇱 Unseen AmsterdamOctober 10-12

Westergas Klönneplein

🇨🇴 ArtBoOctober 15–18

Corferias, Avenida La Esperanza

🇫🇷 PAD Art and Design ParisOctober 19–25

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

🇫🇷 FIAC ParisOctober 22–25

Grand Palais, Petit Palais

🇫🇷 Paris Asian Art FairOctober 23–25

9 Avenue Hoche, Paris

🇫🇷 Outsider Art Fair Paris: October 22–25

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

🇬🇧 Affordable Art Fair Battersea: October 22–25

Location TBD

🇭🇺 Art Market BudapestOctober 22–25

Millenaris Park, Budapest

🇺🇸 Denver Fine Art FairOctober 22–25

National Western Complex, Denver

🇹🇼 Art TaipeiOctober 23-26

Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1

🇳🇱 Affordable Art Fair AmsterdamOctober 29-November 1

The Kromhouthal

🇨🇦 Art TorontoOctober 29-November 1

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

🇺🇸 TEFAF New York Spring 2020: October 31–November 4 (originally May 8–11)

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue

 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Installation view of ART X Lagos, 2019 edition. Courtesy of ART X Lagos.

Installation view of ART X Lagos, 2019 edition. Courtesy of ART X Lagos.

🇺🇸 SOFA Expo ChicagoNovember 5–8

Navy Pier, Chicago

🇳🇬 Art X LagosNovember 6–8

The Federal Palace in Victoria Island

🇮🇹 ArtissimaNovember 6–8

OVAL Lingotto Fiere

🇨🇳 West Bund ShanghaiNovember 11–15

West Bund Art Center

🇨🇳 Art021 ShanghaiNovember 12–15

Shanghai Exhibition Centre

🇫🇷 Photo ParisNovember 12–15

Grand Palais, Paris

🇩🇪 Affordable Art Fair HamburgNovember 12–15

Location TBD

🇺🇸 Object & ThingNovember 13–15

99 Scott Studio, Brooklyn, NY 

🇩🇪 Art DüsseldorfNovember 13–15

Areal Böhler

🇫🇷 FINE ARTS PARISNovember 18–22

Dôme des Invalides, Paris

🇩🇪 Art CologneNovember 19–26 (originally April 23–26)

Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1, Cologne

🇩🇪 Cologne Fine Art + DesignNovember 19–22

Köln Messe, Cologne

🇺🇸 Salon Art + DesignNovember 19–23

Park Avenue Armory

🇬🇧 Affordable Art Fair London HampsteadNovember 19–22

Location TBD

🇸🇬 Affordable Art Fair SingaporeNovember 20–22

Location TBD

🇨🇳 Design Shanghai Fair: November 26–29 (originally March 12–15)
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

🇺🇸 Art Basel Miami BeachDecember 3–6

Miami Beach Convention Center

🇺🇸 Design Miami/ 2020December 2-6

Convention Center Drive between 18th and 19th Streets

🇺🇸 UNTITLED Art Miami BeachDecember 2–6

Ocean Drive & 12th Street, South Beach

🇺🇸 Art MiamiDecember 1–6

Art Miami Pavilion, Miami

🇺🇸 Context MiamiDecember 1–6

Context Art Miami Pavilion, Miami

🇺🇸 Aqua Art MiamiDecember 2–6

The Aqua Hotel, Miami

🇺🇸 Scope MiamiDecember 1–6

SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion

🇺🇸 Pinta MiamiDecember 2–6

Mana Wynwood

🇭🇰 Affordable Art Fair Hong KongDecember 10–13

Location TBD

🇮🇹 Art Verona & VeronafiereDecember 11–13

Viale del Lavoro 8


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