With summer just around the corner, we are looking forward to all the different kinds of of events taking place all over the world these next few months. 2021 is becoming the year for opportunity and change as global access to the vaccine grows. We are optimistic for the growth in store in the art and design world as the calendar fills up with virtual as well in-person events across the globe. Here are a few events us at Jean-Marc Fray are looking forward to…




This May in Venice the Biennale will host the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis. “The world is putting new challenges in front of architecture – stated Sarkis. I look forward to working with participating architects from around the world to imagine together how we are going to rise to these challenges.” In July, the Exhibition will collaborate with the 15th International Festival of Contemporary Danceas well as dancers-choreographers of the Biennale College. The International Exhibition includes 112 participants in competition from 46 countries, with a growing delegation from Africa, Latin America and Asia and with a wide female representation. 61 National Participationswill be showcased in the historic Pavilions in the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice, 3 countries will take part in the Biennale Architettura for the first time: Grenada, Iraq, Republic of Uzbekistan.




The Biggest and Best Art Exhibitions Opening around the world in 2021


The new year’s must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art. The art newspaper has curated a list where the public can find some of the must-see shows of 2021, from the Rijksmuseum’s examination of the slave trade and a reassessment of the Roman arch-villain Nero, to landmark retrospectives for Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jasper Johns.





2021 Met Gala


2021 is bringing the Met Gala back! Typically held annually on the first Monday in May, fashion’s biggest night of the year will return in September as a smaller, more intimate affair. (The soirée was canceled last year, and postponed to a later date this year, due to COVID-19.) While it may look a little different this year, there will still be a red carpet in September filled with fabulous fashions and celebrity sightings. Vogue has presented all the details one would need to know about the event thus far—including what the theme is, who’s coordinating it, what the Costume Institute exhibit will entail, and what we can expect to see on the step and repeat.





Art Basel 2021

Art Basel postpones 2021 Basel show to September

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic and travel restrictions worldwide, Art Basel has decided to postpone its June fair. The 2021 edition of Art Basel in Basel will now take place at Messe Basel from September 23–26, with preview days on September 21 and 22. Art basel is broken up into sectors that feature different kinds of exhibits all over the city. The sectors include galleries, statements, edition, parcours as well as film all exploring a wide range of techniques and creativity. The show brings the international artworld together, with 290 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.




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