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The Merry-Go-Round Stopped. What Sort of Art Will Emerge?

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The Merry-Go-Round Stopped. What Sort of Art Will Emerge?


No museums, no galleries, no fairs, no art schools; no openings, no studio visits, no arguing over beers, no gauche private-jet partnerships. In a matter of days, the world of contemporary art went from a reverberant global network to a ghost town, sheltering in place as the coronavirus endangers our cities and our livelihoods. Like every other sector, art is having to go digital. There is no shortage of artists and critics (including me, all too often) who have bemoaned the way Instagram and other platforms have transformed contemporary art. Count your blessings: Now Instagram is almost all we’ve got.

These first days of physical isolation and cultural deprivation have been a furious…



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