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The Major Biennales Going Ahead in 2020 Ocula News The Major Biennales Going Ahead in 2020 London, 8 July 2020

Despite numerous cancellations and postponements, several significant biennales in Europe and Asia will take place this year.

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UK Announces $2 Billion Rescue Package for the Arts Ocula News UK Announces $2 Billion Rescue Package for the Arts London, 7 July 2020

France and Germany also poured money into the arts, while a major commercial gallery had to let go of 40 staff.

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Tate Britain Announces Turner Prize Bursary Winners Ocula News Tate Britain Announces Turner Prize Bursary Winners London, 3 July 2020

Ten British or Britain-based artists will receive the £10,000 bursary.

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Art Project Captures Sights and Sounds of Climate Change in a Finnish Forest Ocula News Art Project Captures Sights and Sounds of Climate Change in a Finnish Forest London, 2 July 2020

The collaboration between SubZero and Invisible Flock aims to make the phenomenon not just understood but felt.

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Sotheby's Kickstarts Big Auction Season for Joan Mitchell Ocula News Sotheby's Kickstarts Big Auction Season for Joan Mitchell New York, 1 July 2020

The American painter sold well during her lifetime, but it's only in recent years that her prices have begun to catch up to those of her peers.

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Arthur Jafa's Urgent 'Love Is the Message' to Stream Free Ocula News Arthur Jafa's Urgent 'Love Is the Message' to Stream Free Washington D.C., 26 June 2020

It's hard to imagine an artwork better suited to the United States' intensifying reckoning with racism.

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How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales Ocula News How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales New York, 25 June 2020

Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillips and Bonham's have changed what they're selling and how they're selling it for major auctions taking place over the next two weeks.

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What Sold for Over $1 Million at Art Basel Online? Ocula News What Sold for Over $1 Million at Art Basel Online? London, 23 June 2020

Prices didn't reach the heights of the physical fair in 2019, but over a dozen works exceeded the million dollar mark.

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Leelee Chan Awarded BMW Art Journey 2020 Ocula News Leelee Chan Awarded BMW Art Journey 2020 Hong Kong, 18 June 2020

Pandemic permitting, the Hong Kong artist will visit destinations in Europe, Japan and the Americas to explore the past, present and future of materials.

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Galleries Augment Basel Online With Clicks-and-Mortar Exhibitions Ocula News Galleries Augment Basel Online With Clicks-and-Mortar Exhibitions Berlin, 16 June 2020

In Berlin, where the pandemic permits, digital viewing rooms are being remade offline. Elsewhere, galleries are mounting ever richer online presentations.

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What Should Replace Statues Torn Down in the US, UK and Belgium? Ocula News What Should Replace Statues Torn Down in the US, UK and Belgium? London, 12 June 2020

Dozens of statues are being removed as part of Black Lives Matter protests. Artists and critics have some provocative ideas for what to do with the sites.

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Over 10,000 Visitors Flock to Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms Ocula News Over 10,000 Visitors Flock to Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms Melbourne, 10 June 2020

The online event was organised after the physical fair was postponed until 2021.

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London Galleries Reopening, but Museums Face Long Fight for Survival Ocula News London Galleries Reopening, but Museums Face Long Fight for Survival London, 9 June 2020

Closed since the middle of March, galleries in central London will finally reopen to visitors from next Monday.

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Shanghai Biennale Proposes ‘Wet-togetherness’ for Post-COVID Show Ocula News Shanghai Biennale Proposes ‘Wet-togetherness’ for Post-COVID Show Shanghai, 5 June 2020

More time will be spent collaborating with existing online and offline communities than exhibiting works at the Power Station of Art.

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Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Ocula News Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Hong Kong, 3 June 2020

KAWS, Banksy and Josh Sperling were among artists whose work exceeded estimates at the Asia-led sale.

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Artists Jammie Holmes, Nick Cave, and Shepard Fairey Respond to George Floyd’s Death Ocula News Artists Jammie Holmes, Nick Cave, and Shepard Fairey Respond to George Floyd’s Death New York, 2 June 2020

Holmes shared Floyd's last words on flying banners that appeared over five US cities.

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David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Ocula News David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Hong Kong, 29 May 2020

Sales of works on paper and illustrated face masks will support charities and struggling art institutions.

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Melbourne Art Fair to Host 2020 Edition in Online Viewing Rooms Ocula News Melbourne Art Fair to Host 2020 Edition in Online Viewing Rooms Melbourne, 28 May 2020

With the physical fair rescheduled for February next year, organisers have partnered with Ocula to offer an alternative online.

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Rebounding From COVID-19, Hong Kong Galleries Face New Round of Protests Ocula News Rebounding From COVID-19, Hong Kong Galleries Face New Round of Protests Hong Kong, 25 May 2020

Political turmoil poses an additional challenge for initiatives such as UNSCHEDULED, announced today.

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The Video Art That Took Over Under Lockdown Ocula News The Video Art That Took Over Under Lockdown Hong Kong, 21 May 2020

With audiences in many parts of the world unable to visit galleries and museums, online video projects have garnered unprecedented attention.

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US Galleries to Forgo Art Fairs as Revenues Plummet Ocula News US Galleries to Forgo Art Fairs as Revenues Plummet New York, 20 May 2020

Fewer than half will attend another fair in 2020 according to a new survey by the ADAA.

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The Latest: Venice Biennale Delayed till 2022, Olafur Eliasson's AR Bugs, and More Ocula News The Latest: Venice Biennale Delayed till 2022, Olafur Eliasson's AR Bugs, and More Hong Kong, 19 May 2020

This week's need-to-know art news, including Christie's new global auction and an attempt at a fairer art fair by the New Art Dealers Alliance.

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Taipei Connections Wraps After Great Response Ocula News Taipei Connections Wraps After Great Response Taipei, 15 May 2020

Online art presentation Taipei Connections concluded on May 10 following strong engagement from galleries and collectors.

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Samson Young Wins HK $500,000 Sigg Prize Ocula News Samson Young Wins HK $500,000 Sigg Prize Hong Kong, 13 May 2020

The prize recognises outstanding artistic practice in Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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