The New Art Fairs Calendar for July 2020


It looks like art fans and buyers used to travelling around the world to the rhythm of major international art fairs are going to have to wait quite some time before that kind of lifestyle becomes available again. In any case, it won’t be this summer. Among the 21 art fairs that were programmed for July-August this year, only four are going ahead according to our most recent information. More than half of them have been postponed, transferred online or just plain canceled for this summer season 2020. The few fairs that have been maintained have been organised in compliance with strict health protection measures. However, aside from the purely ‘logistical’ issues, some teams appear to have given the whole question of the design of such an event in the midst of a health crisis a lot of thought.

Market Art & Design (USA) and Cortona on the move (Italy) won’t be side-stepping the major problem that has affected the planet in recent months. Max Fishko’s Glossy Event company usually sets up the stands for the Market Art & Design fair in the Hamptons. In early April the company started manufacturing emergency tents for Covid patients. Their work in this field triggered the idea of asking their network of gallery owners, artists and collectors to provide a more inspiring decor for their highly sought-after medical facilities.

The team running Italy’s Cortona on the move has worked with Intesa Sanpaolo to design a special edition dedicated to COVID-19. Together, the two firms have designed and produced an evolving archive (A Time of Distance), a memory of world events and of the powerful emotions that have characterized this unique historical period.

Fairs Initial Dates  Postponed/New Dates Cities Countries
MARKET ART & DESIGN 2-5 July 2-5 July Hamptons USA
ART FORMOSA 2-5 July 27-30 Aug. Taipei Taiwan
3-10 July Online London UK
URBAN ART FAIR 4-5 July Online Brixton UK
HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL 7 July-9 Sept. 7 July-9 Sept. Helsinki Finland
TURBINE ART FAIR 9-12 July No information given Johannesburg South Africa
ARTESANTANDER 11-15 July Cancelled Santander Spain
LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 11-25 July Cancelled Liverpool UK
11 July-27 Sept Special Edition Cortona Italy
ART SANTA FE 16-19 July Cancelled New Mexico USA
AHAF SEOUL 16-19 July No information given Seoul South Korea
ART TAICHUNG 17-19 July 17-19 July Taichung Taiwan
YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 17 July-11 Oct. 17 July-11 Oct. Yokohama Japan
ART ASPEN 23-26 July Online Aspen USA
SEATTLE ART FAIR 23-26 July Cancelled Seattle USA
DENVER FINE ART FAIR 23-26 July 22-25 Oct. Denver USA
ART|JOG 23 July-30 Aug. Cancelled Yogyakarta Indonesia
ANN ARBOR SUMMER ART FAIR 16-19 July Cancelled Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
STOCKHOLM ART FAIR 18 July Cancelled Stockholm, Wisconsin USA
ART MARBELLA 29 July-2 Aug. 24 Sept-3 Oct.
Marbella Spain
EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL 30 July-30 Aug. Cancelled Edinburgh UK