It’s the start of a new month, so we’re bringing you a selection of art events taking place around the world and in virtual space. From art weekend programs, fairs and biennales to an exhibition on the dark web, even if you are unable to visit in person, many of these events can still be enjoyed, at least partly, online.

When attending events in physical space, make sure to check health and safety regulations, bring a mask, and, in most cases, book your time slot in advance. As lockdowns are being reinstated in some places, be sure to check before your visit for any last-minute changes. Stay safe and enjoy!

LagosPhoto Festival

November 7 – December 19, 2020

The concept for LagosPhoto20, “Rapid Response Restitution”, was developed by Azu Nwagbogu and Dr. Clémentine Deliss, and guest curated by Dr. Oluwatoyin Sogbesan and Asya Yaghmurian. Now in its 11th edition, this year’s festival will focus on relocating conversations around restitution to the African continent, further shifting it from museum experts to citizens, using a participatory approach to think about the museum of the future — towards a decolonial “citizens’ history”. Drawing on photography as a democratic medium, a digital Home Museum has been co-created by over two hundred participants from around the world. Home Museum and the corresponding educational platforms introduced by LagosPhoto 2020 are bringing broader awareness to discussions around the return of African cultural heritage, while  opening up the possibilities for what museums can become. In addition to the Home Museum and extensive public and educational programming, LagosPhoto20 is also organizing exhibitions both on-site and online in collaboration with its institutional partners. Visit the website for more information and the full festival program. An online launch of the Home Museum will take place on November 7 at 5pm WAT/CET. To register write to


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Luxembourg Art Week

November 9-22, 2020

The physical version of Luxembourg Art Week / The fair has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19, but the 2020 edition is moving forward digitally via a 3D virtual tour of the fair and an extensive online catalogue of works that would have been exhibited. The exhibition spaces and booths of the Halle Victor Hugo — the fair venue — have been recreated in a 3D simulation, enabling an interactive experience for visitors. In addition, the conferences initially planned to take place on-site will be made available via recordings broadcast on the Luxembourg Art Week website.


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What's on in November

3rd Industrial Art Biennal

Through November 21, 2020
Various locations in Labin, Raša, Opatija, Pula, Rijeka and Vodnjan

Titled “Ride Into the Sun” the 3rd Industrial Art Biennal is taking place within the frame of Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, additionally unfolding in other cities as well: Labin, Raša, Opatija, Pula and Vodnjan. Curated by Branka Benčić, Gerald Matt, and Christian Oxenius, though geographically separated, the Biennal’s exhibitions are thematically linked, examining the relationship between art and society. Focusing on the historical, cultural, social and political specificity of the cities in which it takes place, the Biennal takes as its starting point the project of founding collective Labin Art Express XXI: building a futuristic Underground City to revitalize the former Istrian coal mines in Labin and Rasa. Within this frame, the exhibitions explore topics including deindustrialization, notions of utopia, the relationship between politics and aesthetics, the tourism industry and contemporary culture.

Visit the Biennal’s website for details about venues, opening times and bookings.


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Lisbon Art Weekend

November 13-15, 2020
Various locations in Lisbon

Lisbon Art Weekend brings together 26 contemporary art spaces, including galleries, artist-run spaces, private collections, museums and more from the city’s contemporary art scene. Participants include Galeria Filomena Soares, 3 +1 Arte Contemporânea, Balcony Gallery, and Underdogs Gallery, among many others. Check LAW’s website for further details, programming and to keep up with their events calendar.


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Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films

Through February 28, 2021
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, established in January 2013 in the Gillman Barracks arts district, is currently holding its last exhibition at the venue. As the result of the financial impact of Covid-19 on the institution, the exhibition site will close in March 2021. The exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. is the first institutional exhibition in Asia of filmmaker, music composer, writer, anthropologist, feminist and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha. In the exhibition, five small-scale movie theaters arranged in the exhibition hall each house one of the artist’s films, spanning three decades of the artist’s career — including the new film, What about China? (Part I of II, 2020–21). Alongside the physical exhibition, an online program of Trinh’s early films is also running, as well as further public programming. 

Admission is free of charge.


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Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020: Hindsight

Through November 21, 2020 at Jerwood Arts, London
Through December 13, 2020, Online

Organized by Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella, the Jerwood/FVU Awards are presented to moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice. For the 2020 edition, the budget was increased to £25,000 for each of the two winners. Guy Oliver and Reman Sadani are the recipients of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020, and their newly commissioned works, responding to the prize’s theme of Hindsight, are on view since this past weekend — both on site at Jerwood Arts in London, and online. 

Entry to the exhibition is free, but booking is required.


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Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend

November 25-29, 2020
Various venues in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend is taking place for the first time, with programs on- and offline, including exhibitions, talks, tours and performances. This first edition features 27 contemporary art galleries and 4 art institutions throughout the city. Alongside its event program, Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend is also offering a Crash Course in Collecting Contemporary Art, in cooperation with their partner Young Collectors Circle (YCC). The Crash Course takes place on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 2pm at Capital C. Check out the full program for more information on exhibitions and events, and look out for the digital program, which will soon be announced on the Amsterdam Art website. 

Recommended exhibitions

‘Tenant of Culture – Hendrickje Schimmel’ at Galerie Fons Welters – Recent winner of the 2020 Camden Art Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze, Tenant of Culture (the name of artist Hendrickje Schimmel’s practice) presents textile assemblages made from disassembling and rebuilding manufactured garments, to refer to and examine their modes of production, distribution and marketing.  

‘Fantastic Voyage’ by Duran Lantink & Paul Kooiker at Multiplemadé Gallery A collaboration combining the sustainable fashion and upcycling approach of designer Duran Lantink with the photographic practice of Paul Kooiker. In parallel with the exhibition, Multiplemadé and the artists are offering a special publication, published by Art Paper Editions (APE), which features the presented works. 

‘In Addition to Everything Real’ at AKINCIA group exhibition featuring works by Ruby Swinney, Molly Palmer, Inge Meijer and Thomas Huber. Within the frame of the exhibition, a conversation with Molly Palmer is also be held on Sunday 29 November 12.00, for which reservations are mandatory. 


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Abu Dhabi Art

November 19 – 26,  2020

Abu Dhabi Art, now in its 12th edition, will take place virtually this year, presenting works online, alongside live-stream video interviews and a public performing arts program. Six guest curators, each with a different geographic focus, will also work with galleries and artists in the online presentations. All of this year’s participants have been invited by curators or are previous Abu Dhabi Art Fair exhibitors — check back on the Abu Dhabi Art website soon for the full exhibitor list. 

It’s free to access the fair online, but registration is required by creating a user profile on the Abu Dhabi Art website and confirming attendance via the RSVP function. Registration will be possible from November.


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BiC Digital

Through December 12, 2020 

Although the Biennale Internationale de Casablanca has been postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19, a digital edition was launched last month, with programming continuing into December — conceived as “a curatorial and editorial virtual space”. The digital platform was developed by artistic director Christine Eyene and curators Soukaina Aboulaoula and Cindy Sissokho, and the program is developed in collaboration with Making Histories Visible – University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). With a new dedicated website, BiC Digital features conversations and highlights from participating artists, as well as a video program, sound art, and more. The event program runs on a fortnightly basis, and previous events can be accessed on the site. The next conversation will be held on November 12 — the week following the US election — with the biennale’s American artists Algernon Miller, Ada Pinkston and Irene Reece. Sign-up details will be made available soon. Keep up to date with the program via BiC Digital’s platform and the biennale’s Instagram. 


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Vienna Art Week

November 13 – 20, 2020

Vienna Art Week is taking place during its usual time, adapted to fit the current situation, with digital offerings among its program of events taking place within the city. This year’s theme is LIVING RITUALS, looking at everyday rituals and what they mean in the corona era. Coinciding with the newly instated lockdown, Vienna Art Week will go forward with a digital program, adapting the initially planned program of performances, talks and exhibitions to fit the online format. 

Check out our guide to Vienna Art Week highlights for more information about the program. 

What's on in November

Elisabeth Von Samsonow, Schreibtisch der Anthropologin, 2020. Photo: Astrid Bartl.

What's on in November

Borjana Ventzislavova, And the sky clears up (potion), 2019 © Bildrecht.

ManfreDu Schu, Pygmalion Sculptures II. / c – K*, 2018

Time Out of Joint

Through January 2021
The Dark Web

A project for the Yerevan Biennial, Time Out of Joint is an online exhibition curated by Eva and Franco Mattes — an artistic duo based in New York. Over the course of the exhibition, which kicked off last month, new works by six artists and collectives — Joshua Citarella, Clusterduck, David Horvitz, Vladan Joler, Amalia Ulman and 2050+ — will be added once every two weeks. The venue (the dark web) is seen as an alternative space, operating at a slowed-down pace and offering peer-to-peer accessibility, in terms of allowing works to be viewed, copied and reused. A special browser is required in order to visit the exhibition site

Gindin Mangoro: Under the Mango Tree – Collins Obijiaku

Through November 19, 2020
ADA \ Contemporary Art Gallery, Accra

The inaugural exhibition at the newly opened ADA \ Contemporary Art Gallery in Accra, Ghana, presents a selection of paintings by Nigerian portrait artist, Collins Obijiaku. The artist’s first solo exhibition, Gindin Mangoro: Under the Mango Tree, features a new body of work, offering an intimate glimpse into the experiences of the artist and those with whom he has a personal connection. Combining acrylic and charcoal on canvas, Obijiaku builds texture and patterns in tandem with a musicality of line and contour. In close-up portraits, Obijiaku’s subjects, facing straight ahead or slightly turned, their eyes gazing directly at us, become almost icons.


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Microwave International New Media Festival

Main Exhibition: Through November 8, 2020 at Hong Kong City Hall
Project Room: About Life and Death: November 1–15, 2020 at Cabinet of Stories

Under the title Sharp Chronicles, Microwave International New Media Festival 2020 features work responding to excess and decay in the information age. In parallel with its two exhibitions, the festival also presents film screenings at various locations across the city through November 22, as well as an Unconference — which will take place via an online video program, featuring 4 episodes on Facebook. The Main Exhibition opened this past weekend at the city hall, featuring works by Critical Art Ensemble, Forensic Architecture and Praxis Films, Tao Ya-Lun, and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, among others. The second exhibition — the project room — will be held at art and lifestyle store Cabinet of Stories, featuring an immersive story-world, with contributions by Joe Fang, Chung Lun Wu, Edward Chiu, Jason Lam and Jean Tsoi Wai-Yin. 

For some events, registration is required. Check the full program for details. 


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November 27-29, 2020
Various locations in Weimar — entrance at Burgplatz

The 9th International Video Mapping and Media Architecture Festival, Genius Loci Weimar features site-specific, audiovisual art — projected onto façades, spaces, and objects at various locations throughout the city. Video Mapping is a projection technique incorporating object and image design to produce multilayered, multi-sensorial narratives.

The festival combines this with Weimar’s historical context, presenting the work of international artists in this year’s edition, Hubris And High Culture. The program includes “West-east conversation” by animation and video artists Soheil Seraji and Nadira Madreimova at Goethe- Und Schiller-archiv; “Inside” by Berlin-based artists Emanuele Musca and Vincenzo Gagliardi at Marstall; and “Rhythm and Line” by the audiovisual studio Flightgraf at Altenburg. 

The festival can only be visited with a time-slot ticket. From Sunday, November 8th, limited time slot tickets are available for purchase in combination with a supporter package. From Sunday, November 15th, cost-free time slot tickets for still-available entry times will be released on Genius Loci Weimar’s website for booking. Check back on Genius Loci Weimar’s website to keep up to date with the current status of the festival.

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