Biennials in Crisis: What Major Art Festivals Are Delayed by the Pandemic?

Attendees at the Venice Biennale in 2019. The coronavirus pandemic has upended just about every aspect of the art world’s calendar, forcing delays and cancelations of major events including fairs, auctions, and gatherings of all kinds. Biennials are no exception. Many of the world’s most eagerly awaited exhibitions planned for 2020 and 2021, from the Venice Biennale to the Whitney Biennial , have been pushed to later dates as schedules are scrambled and travel restrictions remain.

Below, a look at the biennials that have been delayed by the pandemic, including some that have already opened after being pushed back. This […]


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