Last week, SCOPE introduced SCOPE Immersive—a new virtual initiative conceived in support of the art community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Debuting in advance of the 20th anniversary of the fair, SCOPE Miami Beach this December, visitors in the online viewing room can take a digital trip through the show itself.
The all-immersive experience is complete with a 3-D walkthrough of the fair’s usual Miami Beach location, appearing virtually inside a rendered tent. Virtual fairgoers can “walk” through each booth, select individual artworks for a closer view, and access specific details—like medium, dimension, and pricing.
Each month through December, SCOPE Immersive will debut a new exhibition by a different curator, growing in size until it reaches 128 presenters. Inaugurating the viewing room, fair founder Alexis Hubshman has curated an edition featuring a small selection of international galleries—including Thinkspace, Rutger Brandt Gallery, Olivia Connelly, NG Art Gallery, Galería Elvira Moreno, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Meijler Art, and ALMANAQUE fotográfica—which will run through June 5.
Free for viewing through the fair’s website, patrons can access SCOPE Immersive on their mobile phone, computer, or VR device. The initiative is also accepting applications for future presentations, to which any gallery can submit online.