Virtual Viewing: Art to See Online Now

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, major museums, cultural centres, universities and exhibitions are closed. Therefore, we decided to supplement our THE WEEK events section with a selected list of art exhibitions, festivals, films and publications that are available online. We will continually update this selection. If you know of any others that are not listed here, please share with us: info[at]

Feb. 07 – Apr. 26, 2020
New York City gallery Richard Taittinger presents a virtual walk-through of their current exhibition, ‘Happy Boy in Manhattan,’ which marks the world-renowned Japanese artist Aki Kuroda’s first solo show in New York.

Feb. 07 – May, 2020
Alexander Iskin’s exhibition at Sexauer gallery is a two-month-long performance experiment, in which he is preparing an exhibition. For 1.5 months now the gallery has become his studio and you can watch him live online (link above) and chat with him every day from 5-7pm to discuss the exhibition preparation process.

Berlin Art Link // me Collectors Room, "Moving Energies"

Nicole Eisenman, ‘Mining II’, 2005, 153 x 198 cm // Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; © Olbricht Collection, photo by Achim Kukulies

Feb. 29 – May 17, 2020
me Collectors Room is offering a virtual tour of their current exhibition, ‘Moving Energies – 10 years me Collectors Room Berlin’.

Mar. 07 – Apr. 18, 2020
In her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled ‘Space Lips’, Katja Strunz shows new small-scale sculptures, some of which she has coloured in parts for the first time. The sculptures stand in dialogue with Strunz’s signature paper collages and pulp paintings: large, two-dimensional folded collages from handmade paper laid on canvas.

Mar. 11 – Apr. 11, 2020
Gallery Esther Schipper presents Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition ‘Fog Dog’ in their Online Viewing Room.

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Exhibition view: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Fog Dog, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020 // Photo by Andrea Rossetti

Mar. 16–28, 2020
Pace gallery first launched online viewing rooms privately last year, but began offering them to the public this week, starting with a presentation of work by Sam Gilliam. The gallery will continue with a series of thematic online shows, including others on ceramics and photographic artists.

Mar. 23–28, 2020
Galleries in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai have collaborated to bring Alserkal Art Week online, and now have 360° views of over 15 exhibitions online for you to see.

Opening: Mar. 25, 2020
For their inaugural online exhibition, Hauser & Wirth bring directly to your screen a selection of drawings by the celebrated French American artist Louise Bourgeois. Drawing was a daily ritual throughout Bourgeois’s seven-decade career, used as a necessary tool to record and exorcise her memories and emotions.

Mar. 26–29, 2020
Following its successful inaugural edition in 2018, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents ‘Spy on Me #2 – Artistic Manoeuvres for the Digital Present’ in an effort to examine the complex effects of society’s digital transformation. As the physical space is currently closed, HAU has brought a selection of the festival program online, on their dedicated YouTube channel. Full online streaming program is available at the website below.

Viktoria Binschtok: ‘Golden Horn & Golden Case’, 2017 // Courtesy of the artist and Klemm’s, Berlin

Launch: Mar. 26, 2020
Henie Onstad streams exclusive and previously unpublished material of exceptional quality from its archives. In the form of digital concerts, the public will experience recordings, commissioned pieces and concerts with artists such as Ulver, Lindstrøm, When, and Moon Relay. In addition to this, there will be digital guided tours of the closed exhibitions ‘Picasso 347’ and ‘New Visions’.

Free access until Mar. 31, 2020
The Philharmonie is closed, so bring the concerts to your living room! You can redeem a voucher with the code BERLINPHIL by March 31st to receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.

March 2020
Experience an online multimedia presentation of open studios with photo, video and audio contributions from each of the participating artists.


Galerie Tanja Wagner is exploring different formats on their website and social media, beginning with a section on the website called ‘Vidéothèque,’ which will feature three videos works, chosen by one artist. The works will be online for one week. First up: Anna Witt chooses three timely works which discuss the future of human connection and work.

Art Dubai has adapted its program for online viewing. Beginning the week of March 23, their website will host a Global Art Forum livestream and Online Performance Program curated by Marina Fokidis. Additionally, in the coming weeks the new series “Planetary Feeds” will gather interviews, insights, personal impressions and other content by contributors from around the world.

Beijing museum, M WOODS, presents the online exhibition ‘Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum,’ which will take place through the museum’s online platforms over several weeks. The exhibition is curated by Artistic Director and Chief Curator Victor Wang.

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M WOODS: ‘Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum’ // Courtesy of M WOODS

The digital platform Prototype’s curated selection of new video work is accessible online. The website is curated and edited by Lauren Carroll Harris.

This free and accessible archive began in 1996 as a site focusing on visual and concrete poetry. But since then it has grown to include all things avant-garde on the internet, making available thousands of films and videos, as well as pieces of music and writing.

6×6 project is an online platform dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of artists’ moving image works. Founded by artist Mirelle Borra in 2017, 6×6 project draws inspiration from the alternative art space movement of the 1970s in New York by utilizing the ‘artists-selecting-artists’ model—six artists, each selecting another artist for inclusion on the platform, every six weeks.

Super Dakota gallery in Brussels has just launched a virtual Video Room on their website, which will feature a program of films, videos and digital arts each week (publishing one each week during lockdown). The program starts with the very much appropriate to the situation ‘Opera Calling 2007’ by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.

David Zwirner: Podcasts, Books, 2020 // Courtesy of the gallery

David Zwirner announces a new podcast release schedule for ‘Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast’ and free access to excerpts from David Zwirner Books publications. The debut episode features artists Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström. Future episodes from season three include curator Helen Molesworth in conversation with artists Kahlil Joseph and Karon Davis; a discussion between photographer Tyler Mitchell and writer, curator, and cultural critic Antwaun Sargent; and a conversation with artist Luc Tuymans. David Zwirner will also expand digital access to David Zwirner Books publications, beginning by sharing individual letters from ‘Letters to a Young Painter’ by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Cincinnati Art Museum offers several exhibitions online. Currently on view are: ‘Frida Kahlo: Photographic Portraits by Bernard Silberstein,’ ‘The Art Academy of Cincinnati and World War I,’ ‘Robert S. Duncanson,’ and ‘Rembrandt: Master Printmaker and Mementos of Affection.’

Garage Digital, an online platform launched by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, currently hosts musician and artist James Ferraro’s exhibition ‘The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100.’

Since the fall of 2016, D’EST has formed a contemporary video art platform that maps out female* and collective positions that reflect the post-socialist transformation along post-geographic, horizontal, and feminist focus topics. Shaped by fifteen curators, the platform features forty-three video works, experimental films and documentaries, which open up artistic historiographies to be screened online and at different art institutions.

Nomadic project space Neue Berliner Räume’s ‘Stadtschreiber – Berlin in Pictures’ is an ongoing Instagram channel. It gives a platform to photographers to record their personal perspectives on the places, people and stories of Berlin.

Photo by Lena Kunz

The iconic Parisian museum offers virtual tours on its website. Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries and explore their collections, presenting a wide range of pieces from Antiquity, the decorative arts and more.

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Some of the most famous museums in the world now offer virtual reality tours of various current and past exhibitions via Google. Some our favorites include:

British Museum, London

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

MASP, São Paulo

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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