All posts in COVID-19

Royal Opera House to deaccession David Hockney painting to alleviate pandemic-related financial strains

The pandemic has created a uniquely difficult financial situation for art institutions around the world. Reeling from social distancing and facing a “new normal” that is quite unfriendly to museums and theatres that thrive on large numbers, many are turning to assets for hope of staying afloat. The Royal Opera House in London is among […]

Clore Duffield Foundation announces £2.5m in grants for UK arts organisations while V&A announces 103 redundancies

In an attempt to help lessen the burden that the COVID-10 pandemic has placed on UK arts organisations, the Clore Duffield Foundation has announced that it will distribute grants totalling more than £2.5 million. The grants will head to 66 UK cultural institutions specifically to support their community and educational work as the pandemic trudges […]

Art World Roundup: the newest on Robert Indiana, Artist Relief to continue through December, Time mag honours 3 artists, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes good news for US artists looking for support as Artist Relief will continue through December, three artists are honoured with spots on the 100 most influential people of 2020 list released by Time magazine, and Cuomo pledges to honour Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career with Brooklyn statue. Banksy’s […]

DistDancing: a series of performances turning Regent’s Canals into a stage despite police threats to shut it down

London’s canals teem with life most anytime of the year. Passing through Camden or strolling around Little Venice you might come across a busker or two while enjoying the muffled hum of a long boat’s engine, watching the locks in actions, and dodging cyclist. Most recently, Regent’s Canal has become a place where you might […]

Berlin’s storied Berghain nightclub becomes art gallery for foreseeable future showcasing 100+ artists

Since March, Berlin has been comparatively quiet with their nightclubs having been shuttered due to COVID-19. However, one of the city’s best-known clubs, Berghain, will once again welcome visitors into its industrial interior for a different kind of party. Today, “Studio Berlin,” a unique art exhibition, debuts in the nightclub offering a snapshot of the […]

Art World Roundup: architecture highlights, UK museums under pressure, Art Basel cancels Miami, and more

Architecture features heavy in this week’s Art World Roundup as the UK announces shortlisted proposals for the Home of 2030 competition, architectural firm Gómez Platero releases plans for memorial to the COVID era, and a group of buyers save a Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Arizona. Also, UK museums face pressure from government to be […]

AR and VR find new life in the social distance age

Various industries are looking to expand their offerings during the social distancing age through virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR)—the art world is no exception. If avid travelers can board a plan in Japan for a virtual vacation, why not let art enthusiasts experience an empty Louvre from their sofa or hang artwork on […]