The spring of 2020 saw the onset of an unprecedented crisis, which dealt a harsh blow to the world of art. In response, Between Bridges – a non-profit organization founded by Wolfgang Tillmans – launched the 2020Solidarity project, dedicated to supporting independent spaces, events, and publishers in the art and music scenes in the face of the COVID pandemic. Over 50 artists have pledged their support to the project, including William Eggleston, Isa Genzken, Nicole Eisenman, Peter Hujar, Daido Moriyama, Gillian Wearing, Jeff Koons, Luc Tuymans, Thomas Ruff, Raymond Pettibon, and more. The artist collective provided artworks for the project to use in creating a series of art posters, where 98 different entities in 21 countries offered the posters for sale; proceeds were then donated to the participating spaces. The 2020Solidarity project ran from April 9 until August 10, 2020, and drew participating entities from around the world: including POST, Utrecht, twelvebooks, torch press, amala, IACK, clinic, daitokai, ASAKUSA, and LVBD BOOKS from Japan.

For this year’s TABF, we will be exhibiting the full 2020Solidarity poster collection, with a selection of posters available for sale to visitors. Fair-comers will also be able to read through various messages and testimonials provided by participating spaces and entities.