The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has created a new rainbow work to show support for the National Health Service (NHS) in the current Coronavirus crisis.
Sotheby’s has announced significant redundancies, staff hiatuses, and pay cuts as a result of the Coronavirus.
Marina Abramović made a statement to the people of Italy in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH. The international artist joined Ai Weiwei and Tomás Saraceno in sending a message of solidarity and encouragement emphasising how Italians are demonstrating “great courage and a great feeling of community and humanity” and that the COVID-19 crisis represents an emergency now global
First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out all over Europe” as the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey remarked on the eve of the First World War, adding “We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
15 March 2020
The South London Gallery, a popular, public, cultural oasis has decided to close until further notice. This is the first, with many to follow in response to increasing concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (or Coronavirus). The gallery states on their website, “In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, partners […]
Art Basel has just announced the cancellation of the upcoming fair in Hong Kong due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus. The fair was already struggling with the uncertain political climate and student riots in the region.