In this weird and surreal time of social distancing and self-isolation, a stranger’s voice can feel like a warm invitation.
Look no further than these Baltimore- and DC-based galleries and artist-run spaces currently selling affordable art.
We all expended a tremendous amount of labor—myself, the artists, art handlers, the gallery director, friends, family—to get the show open. And now, the result of COVID-19 is that effort sits in a gallery unviewed.
We are living through a major historical event and it's essential that we record our experiences.
Craft materials, like art materials, need to be utilized to generate new and personal meanings that have relevance, that also engage with the world of ideas.
We now know that this will be a matter of months, rather than weeks: the Cleveland Museum of Art has already canceled all programming through the end of June, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art expects to remain closed at least through July.
He could have easily written beautiful and empty things, instead his life's work was naming racism and calling out the art world’s whiteness.
All of these cancellations are, of course, in the best interest of everybody’s health, but especially those of us whose immune systems are less resilient or suppressed.
The exhibition centers hope, humor, and ritual as humanizing strategies to investigate and negotiate the impacts of migration.
What choices do we have now and what future will we end up with?
For visual artists, curators, performers, composers, and publishers, the purposeful creation of new archives, as well as the respectful transformation of past collections, is a common threat that unifies us on a quest to tell new stories and to diversity existing archives.
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