Following the cancellation of all three of its live fairs, Art Basel will stage the second edition of its recently launched fall online series. The Swiss-based fair has revealed the 100 galleries that will participate in its upcoming digital sale, slated to run from October 28 to October 31.
The galleries participating in Art Basel ‘OVR:20c,’ which is dedicated exclusively to works created during the 20th century, come from 23 countries, including several New York-based galleries—Paula Cooper, Kasmin, Lévy Gorvy and Jack Shainman Gallery—as well as London’s Timothy Taylor, Paris’s Almine Rech, and Los Angeles’s Regen Projects.
The first iteration held in September, titled ‘OVR:2020,’ was devoted solely to works made in 2020. Now, for its latest event, Art Basel has broadened the scope to focus on art of the past century. In a statement on the upcoming edition, Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s Global Director said, “OVR:20c provides an overview of important artistic movements and discourses that emerged in the 1900s, as well as unique and compelling works created by artists across generations and regions during this period.”
Participating galleries will present curated exhibitions showing up to six works total. Among the highlights are Paula Cooper Gallery’s presentation of sculptures by Arte Povera artist Luciano Fabro, along with cubic works by Sol LeWitt and Jackie Winsor. Massimo De Carlo’s ‘Homage to the Square’, will showcase works by Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Alighiero Boetti, Olivier Mosset, Matt Mullican, and Steven Parrino.
At Regen Projects, a selection of works by artists that use language in their practice including Catherine Opie, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Gillian Wearing, and Lawrence Weiner will be on view. Galerie Buchholz’s viewing room will present works by German artist Isa Genzken, known for her mixed media figurative sculptures. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will show 20th century American portraiture, including works by Benny Andrews, Milton Avery, Richmond Barthé, Beauford Delaney, Nancy Grossman, and Charles White.
Many galleries will focus their viewing rooms on a single artist. Susan Sheehan Gallery will have six prints by Vija Celmins; The Third Line will bring works on paper and textiles by contemporary Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian; Xavier Hufkens will present paintings by Alice Neel, one from each decade of her career; Mai 36 Galerie’s is presenting editions by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe; Company Gallery will show a selection of works created by Barbara Hammer from the 1990s. Andrew Edlin Gallery will bring works by self-taught Chicago artist Henry Darger, depicting subjects that appear in the artist’s 15,000-page illustrated novel.
Fraenkel Gallery’s showcase is dedicated to postwar-era photography by Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand. Luciana Brito Galeria’s showcase will present artists of the 1950s Brazilian Concrete movement, including ‘Grupo Ruptura’ artists Waldemar Cordeiro, Geraldo de Barros, Kazmer Féjer, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, and Maurício Nogueira Lima; Mazzoleni will show postwar Italian artists Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, and Piero Manzoni.