How Can Art Survive against COVID-19?

I am glad to have seen this fresh perspective on what happened in the artworld as a result of the Pandemic.


A Case Study of the Taipei Biennial from Taiwan to the Globe

[UC Merced Blogging Award 2020] By Gwen Kuan-ying Kuo

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the art world to its knees, and the contemporary art scene in particular needs more viewers and feedback to sustain itself. Artists require new channels connecting them with their audiences, and the artwork needs to be seen and appreciated by the public, curators, critics, dealers, and collectors to sustain its values. But the pandemic has forced the cancellation of many art exhibitions, some are even closed permanently. Will the pandemic bring the end of the art world?

To survive, artists, curators and art institutions are now aggressively using websites and social media to maintain activities. As the global pandemic forces art events moving online with digital media campaigns to gain…

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The worst part of this pandemic has been to be reminded, not just through my interactions with others in the regular world, but by the STATE, that my…

“Invisible disabilities” would not be invisible if they were recognized. The failure to recognize them in the workplace creates unsafe conditions for the disabled. What kind of people are we?

An excellent post by Odilonvert.


Fall/Autumn equinox

Thanks for this post, Irene. And, amen.

This Little Plot

These are dark days. Literally, as it was for Sonoma County and the SF Bay Area when we awoke to an oddly dim daylight resembling a post-apocalyptic doomscape. Amidst brutal heat, the very air we breathe has for weeks been choked by wildfire smoke that’s now traveled around the globe. Climate change is here for us all, with a vengeance.

This Autumnal Equinox – when the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night are, as it seemed that day, nearly equal – comes in one of the strangest and most difficult years in memory. Covid-19 laying waste to the world’s populations, massive social unrest in response to historic injustice, and a dangerously divided citizenry. Yet fall has still arrived, showing up in some of its old reliable ways: leaves falling, shorter days, change in light, familiar constellations like Libra, Virgo…

This equinox has traditionally been the celebration of…

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Yes, it is possible to make movies about aliens traveling in outer space in your livingroom in between housework, laundry and cooking for about 50 Confederate cents