At Art Basel, Everyone’s Playing It Safe

Dealers brought familiar works to the flagship Swiss fair, and the event’s organizers soothed nervous exhibitors with reassuring gestures.

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The IAA Mobility Show Tries to Reimagine the Auto Show

Europe’s first big auto industry event in two years is an attempt to reverse declines in attendance and adapt to new technology.

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A New Way to Look at Furniture in Milan

A special edition of the Milan Furniture Fair, called Supersalone, turns pandemic constraints into a chance for innovation and anchors a five-day design celebration throughout the city.

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A Blue-Ribbon Affair

In Wisconsin, as in many parts of America, state and county fairs were back this summer.

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New York Art Fairs Are Returning, Eyes Open and Fingers Crossed

Major exhibitions like the Armory Show are coming back from a pandemic hiatus, but travel restrictions and the rise of the Delta variant are challenging their plans.

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New York City’s Economy Is Dealt a New Blow by the Delta Variant

The Delta variant has upended events, office reopenings and travel, raising new challenges for service businesses and their workers.

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New York Spent $1.5 Billion on Its Convention Center. Will Anyone Come?

The expansion of the Javits Center is almost complete, but the pandemic has kept it from hosting events for more than a year.

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Dozens Contract Covid-19 After Abundance 360 Conference

Peter Diamandis thought extensive testing could help create an “immunity bubble” for a conference in Culver City, Calif. It didn’t work. “I hope others can learn from my mistakes,” he said.

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Art Basel, Swiss Centerpiece of the Trade’s Year, Is Postponed

Dealers were looking to the event as a bellwether for a return to normality in the art world.

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Art World Sets Plans for 2021 Fairs (in Pencil)

Exhibitors and collectors are looking cautiously forward in the coming year, knowing that their schedules will be at the mercy of the coronavirus.

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Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2021

Planning your calendar for next year? Here are a few events to look out for.

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Nobody Is Going to Conventions. Convention Centers Are Growing Anyway.

The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.

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In a Year of No Trade Fairs, Germany Takes It Hard

Some big companies say they can do without them. But trade fairs are essential for those that can’t afford an international sales force, and play an important role in the German economy.

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Paleontologists See Stars as Software Bleeps Scientific Terms

When their annual conference was moved online, they were amused to find seemingly benign words blocked and replaced with asterisks during virtual sessions.

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Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.

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BookExpo Proves You Can Have a Trade Show in a Pandemic, Virtually

The publishing industry’s annual event, normally staged at the cavernous Javits Center, moved some programming online and reached a big digital crowd.

#book-fairs, #book-trade-and-publishing, #bookexpo-america, #books-and-literature, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Art Biennials Were Testing Grounds. Now They Are Being Tested.

As the pandemic clears the calendar, curators around the world reimagine how — and if — we will gather for art.

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