As with any attempt to categorise art, the works could easily be in more than one gallery. But separation allows us to look at the work through a particular lens. Many of the works were created as a direct response to COVID-19, some existing works revised with the virus in mind, and others are older works reimagined. But all of them give us a new sense of how to understand this uncertain time.
Molly & Rob of paperplaneconsulting.com invited artists to participate in online exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic titled the world takes a breath. Their call was answered by 56 artists from 25 countries and the site lounched just today. Here is my contribution.
The world has stopped, giving us an incredible opportunity to do the same and rethink the way we envision our society. An opportunity we never had or could ever imagine. The world has stopped to give us time to think. Are we going to? Probably not, but now we know the world can stop and we can too. We may refuse to accept the unthinkable, but while the world is stopped we also realised the ‘pink elephant’ exists. And when all starts again, we’ll know what we never before thought possible. The world can stop. And we can slow down too.