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]


The Akademie der Künste invites visitors to a 360-degree tour of their exhibition ‘John Heartfield – Photography Plus Dynamite,’ which shows the many facets of his art, ranging from book design and advertising to work for the political press, set design, photography and animated film.

May 9 – June 7, 2020
This year, ArtSpring—the art festival that turns Prenzlauer Berg, Weißensee and Pankow into an open-air art gallery, with the aim of making the area’s studios visible and open to the public—will take place mostly online. With digital readings, performances and podcasts, artists will give virtual insights into their studios, and the festival will present their magazine content online. The ArtSpring film festival—the artsrpingnale—screenings will be available online as well, in cooperation with Lichtblick-Kino. Additionally, an exhibition will be presented in the 7m-long shop window of Heinrich-Böll-Bibliothek. On June 6th and 7th, artist studios may be open to the public in accordance with current hygiene protocol. Stay tuned!

May 01 – July 31, 2020
The online exhibition ‘CONTEMPLATIO’ presents artists who have a profound aesthetic approach and artistic dialog towards these exceptional circumstances, who break fresh grounds to contemplate, invite us to pause and focus. Featured artists include: Susanne Bonowicz, Birte Bosse, Frederike von Cranach, Sebastian Fleiter, Meike Kenn, Danni Pantel, Manfred Peckl, Claus Rottenbacher, Nina E. Schönefeld and Thomas Rentmeister.

Performing The Museum exhibition

Emília Rigová: ‘There is No Freedom Without Victory’, video performance still, 2019, part of Eriac’s exhibition ‘Performing the Museum’ // Courtesy of the artist

Apr. 08 – May 31, 2020
The online group exhibition ‘Performing the Museum’ opened on the occasion of the International Roma Day, April 8th. The exhibited works present the multiple challenges that the Roma face, from the unique intersectional struggle of artists who are Roma and women, to the general difficulty of preserving the Roma memory and history by building relationships through community art projects. Exhibition presents works by: Oto Hudec, Daniela Krajčová, Emília Rigová, Selma Selman, Robert Gabris and Marcela Hadová.

May 08 – June 19, 2020
Ronald Feldman Gallery enthusiastically announces a new online series entitled ‘Five-by-Five (5×5) Virtual Exhibitions.’ Using the format of five works by five artists, each exhibition will feature twenty-five works selected through the lens of current pressing social, economic, and environmental concerns. The inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘Prescient,’ features works by Eleanor Antin, Nancy Chunn, Yishay Garbasz, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Allan Wexler. The selection of works, which was made prior to the COVID-19 crisis, speaks to vital issues we face today, such as fear, isolation, anxiety, border containment and reliance on essential workers.

May 06 – June 06, 2020
Future Fair New York has teamed up with Artsy to present an expanded view of available works. You can now explore the special online catalog, inquire on works for sale, and learn more about participating galleries and artists.

Launch: Apr. 30, 2020
Hauser & Wirth will launch its first Virtual Reality exhibition in its future Menorca space using new HWVR technology. The exhibition, entitled ‘Beside Itself,’ features works by Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Ellen Gallagher, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Lorna Simpson and Lawrence Weiner.

HAU has suspended its program until the end of the season 2019/2020. Instead, they’re offering the online programme #HAUonline presented on their YouTube Channel, including the following upcoming performance: Phil Collins: ‘Tomorrow Is Always Too Long’ (Online Performance: May 23, 2020; 9pm).

Launch: May 29, 2020; 6PM
In a 13-week online program, the KINO SIEMENSSTADT series explores how the issues of space and architecture are reflected in the field of artist film and video. The series begins with two films by Anri Sala. The film ‘Long Sorrow’ from 2005, filmed on the 18th floor of a residential building in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin, forms a cinematic line of sight to the modern settlement architecture in Berlin-Siemensstadt, in whose rooms SCHARAUN is located. The films will be online for 6 days, until the countdown to the next program begins.

Mar. 13 – June 28, 2020
Kunstbibliothek Berlin has launched a 360-degree virtual tour of their current exhibition ‘Trade:Mark – Stankowski + Duschek Graphic Design Studio’. The exhibition is an exploration of the work of German graphic design studio Stankowski + Duschek, a pioneering firm in the field of communication design, who popularized logos, signage and corporate identity as early as the mid-20th century. The exhibition includes some 300 works covering the output of the Stankowski + Duschek design studio, through a broad spectrum of sketches, variations and executed designs, as well as printed matter ranging from advertisements to company typefaces, illustrating the working methods of a communication designer prior to the routine use of computers.

Berlin Art Link Virtual Viewing 'Marken : Zeichen' at Kunstbibliothek

Anton Stankowski: ‘(Zukunfts-) Visionen derjenigen, die sich mit dem Berlin-Layout beschäftigt haben’, in Manuals for Berlin-Layout, 1971, page 64 // © Stankowski-Stiftung

Apr. 24, 2020 – June 20, 2020
Instead of the originally planned opening of the exhibition ‘Map­ping the Col­lec­tion’ on April 24th, a seven-part video series will start today. Every Friday the museum will offer a closer look at the exhibition and the various topics it covers. In the following weeks they will introduce individual artists and their works. The exhi­bi­tion takes a new look at two in­flu­en­tial de­cades in Amer­i­can (art) his­to­ry: the 1960s and 1970s, pre­senting a se­lec­tion of art­works from the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s col­lec­tion by fe­male, queer, and in­dige­nous artists as well as artists of col­or who are not rep­re­sent­ed in the col­lec­tion, as an im­pe­tus for a broad­er re­cep­tion of Amer­i­can art.

Launch: May 12, 2020
On the occasion of its 10thbirthday, MOMENTUM, the Global Platform for Time-based Art, is proud to present a selection of video works reflecting on life before and during COVID-19; the poetry of the day-to-day as it relates to the changing world we inhabit. With one country after another having closed their borders, and with social distancing continued to be measured in meters, countries, and continents, we are instructed to seek safety in seclusion from the world and from one another. So, like its medieval literary namesake, and with a defiant wink in the face of COVID-19, ‘COVIDecameron’ gathers together video works by 19 artists from 12 countries around the globe, for an exhibition online.

Berlin Art Link Berlin Art Spaces Momentum

Doug Fishbone: ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ 2018, part of ‘COVIDecameron’ at Momentum

May 14 – June 30, 2020
As part of its series of new digital initiatives, the New Museum presents ‘Bedtime Stories,’ a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book—a sentence, passage, chapter, or more—to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. The first week features bedtime stories from Iggy Pop, Tacita Dean, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Andra Ursuta.

May 05-29, 2020
‘New Beginnings’ is an online exhibition curated by Katherina Olschbaur, with contributions from Hayley Barker, Alex Becerra, Amy Bessone, Razvan Boar, Polly Borland, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Nilbar Gures, Namio Harukawa, Larry Madrigal, Simphiwe Ndzube, Umar Rashid, Robert Yarber and Olschbaur herself.

May 15-30, 2020
The online group exhibition ‘NEBULOUS’ highlights 31 Berlin artists exploring the nebulous aspects of the figure and is curated by Lindsey Dodge. This show explores the boundaries that separate how people think about and depict the body: a reflection of the fluid areas between our outward appearance and how that conflicts or corresponds with our inner psyche.

May 25-30, 2020; 7-9PM
The Conflictual Topography public program organized by Heidi Ballet was scheduled to take place during the exhibition of Zhou Tao. In a revised program, the artists of the original program will be revisited under new circumstances, to discuss how the world is being reshaped. In May, a screening of ‘Urth’ (2016) by Ben Rivers and ‘The Empirical Effect’ (2010) by Rosa Barba is programmed.

Apr. 15 – June 30, 2020
Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival. The festival recently launched a series of exclusive interviews with original members of avant-garde architecture group Archigram. In the first video, Peter Cook recounts how the group rose to prominence in the 1960s. Watch the movie and other VDF content at the link below.


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.

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

In its new virtual IBB video space, the Berlinische Galerie will show selected video works from the current program and from the collection of the Berlinische Galerie, including current IBB video space featured artist Gernot Wieland.

The Philharmonie is closed, so bring the concerts to your living room! You can redeem a voucher with the code BERLINPHIL to receive 30-day free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hal

‘KONTINUUM. Something between Archive and Project Space’ brings together artworks, videos, sounds and thoughts of artists and cultural workers on the topic of digitalization and isolation. The contributions submitted through an open call will be enhanced by selected positions and comments. This project creates an ever-expanding place to capture and reflect on this difficult time, to share our thoughts and feelings, to exchange ideas and to be there for each other. Together we want to create and experience this space. In addition there will be live events that will make it possible to experience art from home. Participants include Cynthia Montier and Mathieu Tremblin, Lucy Beall, George Nebieridze, 5.18 Magazine and many more.

Every day artist Emmanuel Bornstein is posting an image of a recent drawing alongside a text to his Instagram Story. Read cumulatively, the texts form a letter to ‘Potapov Vladimir, who is reciprocating the daily ritual.

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.’

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.

Starting on April 8th, Gagosian highlights a single artist each week, unveiling a rich weave of editorial features every Wednesday—including videos, interviews, essays, artists’ playlists, and more—providing insights into artistic practice and process, inspirations and influences. Each Friday at 6am EDT, the gallery will present a single artwork exclusively on this page, making it available with pricing information for 48-hours only.

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.’

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

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

Hauser & Wirth has inaugurated their online viewing room with an exhibition of 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. They are also showing several other exhibitions, including ‘Zoe Leonard: The ties that bind’ and ‘George Condo: Drawings for Distanced Figures.’

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

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’.

In this podcast, Jerry Gogosian brings together voices from across the art world. The latest episode features renowned art critic Jerry Saltz.

In the coming months, videos and films from the Julia Stoschek Collection are being continually uploaded and made accessible online. Over 860 works by more than 255 artists are accompanied by explanatory texts about the works.

The virtual art events

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

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.

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.

‘SEEN BY #14: Imprinted Matter: Reading Room Loading’ is part of the exhibition series Seen By, a joint project presented at the Museum für Fotografie and organized by the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Its aim is to rethink curatorial and artistic strategies for working with contemporary photography. Here you will find a curated look into and digital preview of the publications of UdK artists and beyond about intersectional themes that were produced for the reading room. In this age, these zines, artists books, performative, and installation publications document themselves, raise their voices and reclaim space.

Malte Spindler: ‘Reading Room Curtain Intersectional Matter ‘ // © courtesy Malte Spindler

Each day One Heart Berlin introduces one work of an artist whose exhibition has had to prematurely shutter, or a musician whose concert can no longer go ahead, providing a collective platform for the rich and diverse creative culture of Berlin.

The Paris Opera is putting its most beautiful shows from its archives online free of charge. From ‘Don Giovanni’ to ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Tales of Hoffmann,’ there are many great classics to see or rediscover from home.

Every Friday, Galerie Perrotin will release a selection of films that will remain available on their website throughout this time of unprecedented change and isolation. Perrotin Screenings invites the gallery’s represented artists to share rare video works, performances and documentaries.

Platform: New York is a viewing room featuring twelve New York-based galleries, hosted on David Zwirner Online. Participants in Platform: New York represent a cross-section of the city’s gallery community: 47 Canal, Bridget Donahue, Bureau, Company, David Lewis, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Essex Street, James Fuentes, JTT, Magenta Plains, Ramiken and Queer Thoughts. Each gallery will feature a focused presentation of works by a single artist. In some cases, galleries are presenting artists who were intended to be featured in Spring exhibitions or whose shows were cut short by this month’s closures. Among the artists included are Elaine Cameron-Weir, Josh Kline, Park McArthur and Keegan Monaghan.

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

On Mondays and Fridays, Schinkel Pavillon is hosting a series of concerts, brought straight to your living room (bedroom, bathroom, or backyard!) via livestream. On Friday, April 10th, for example, baritone Dietrich Henschel and pianist Arno Waschk performed Beethoven’s ‘Gellert Songs’, Liszt’s ‘Petrarca songs’, and Wolf’s ‘Um Mitternacht, Karwoch, Wo find ich Trost’. Happy listening!

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).

Photo by Lena Kunz

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.

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

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.

Video Art at Midnight Editions is an anthology of artists’ films
and installations. The latest, Edition No. 24, is a video work by Berlin-based artist Raphaela Vogel, entitled ‘Psychogräfin.’

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.

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