15 September 2020


FIAC Paris: Artworld Mourns Another Major Fair Cancellation

The French are a defiant lot when it comes to business and culture, but COVID and new EU movement regulations have cancelled FIAC Paris the last major fair of the year to announce it will not be taking place in October.

2 September 2020


Art Basel Announces Cancellation Of Miami Beach fair

Art Basel has had a very tough year. Could it be the Murdoch curse?  Due to the COVID pandemic’s impact, Art Basel has announced the cancellation of its Miami Beach fair.

1 April 2020


All Edinburgh Festivals Cancelled For 2020

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 March 2020


Frieze New York 2020 Cancelled 

Frieze has announced the cancellation of the ninth edition of the Frieze New York art fair. It falls in line with health and safety guidelines regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID19) with restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people.

26 January 2017

Christo Pulls Out Of River Project To Protest Trump Administration

The artist Christo has pulled out of his ‘Over The River’ project in protest to the Presidency of Donald Trump.

28 December 2016


Berlin Exhibition Of Western Modern Art From Tehran Museum Cancelled

A planned Berlin exhibition of Western Modern Art from the collection of the Tehran museum has been cancelled. The paintings were collected by the wife of Iran’s late shah and featured masterpieces by Monet, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. It is thought to be one of the largest and most valuable collections of Western contemporary art in the world. The works of art have spent decades hidden away in storage, in the Iranian capital Tehran.

13 July 2015


Hackney WickED Art Festival Cancelled To Make Way For Smaller Events

The Hackney WickED Art Festival will not go ahead this year. Instead, Hackney WickED CIC will curate a programme of smaller events that focus on the pillars of engagement: Art Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Music, Film and Development. The evolution of Hackney WickED as an art organisation, although free-natured spirited, spontaneous and self-expressive will be […]

5 June 2014


Major YBA Art Exhibition Highlighting UK-Russia Year of Culture Cancelled

The British Council’s exhibition of YBA (Young British Artists) has been cancelled due to a lack of funding and sponsorship. The exhibition was expected to be one of the features of the UK-Russia Year of Culture. The British Council said it ‘hoped the exhibition would eventually go ahead’. “Our partner and host venue, the Ekaterina […]