Covid-19

This is a very good survey of how the art world has fared round the world. It is hard to escape the feeling that we have done badly, both in terms of very high numbers of deaths and massacring culture, however well we may have done in developing a vaccine (by the way, I remember being told that we would develop a vaccine within a year in January 2020, so it is not all due to the brilliance of Rishi Sunak).

What will be really odd is the period between April 12th. and May 17th. when Fortnum’s and Hatchard’s are open, but the Royal Academy remains closed and the National Gallery and British Museum too. I suppose it is not long to wait, but indicative of the government’s ranking of culture below beauty parlours.

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/covid-19-in-the-art-world-a-year-on

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