Artwork has stored us sane, says Prague coronavirus exhibition curator – Artwork & Tradition


Fancy face masks and protecting shields function subsequent to printed-out variations of work and graffiti, images, sculptures, music and video at a Prague exhibition of COVID-19 artwork created in the course of the pandemic.

Its curator advised AFP Friday the touring exhibition comprising greater than 2,000 works by 500 individuals from 60 international locations was meant as a tribute to artists whose work has stored the world sane in the course of the pandemic.

“A key motivation was the truth that artists helped us mentally survive the pandemic, so it is a solution to thank them,” stated curator Pavel Stastny, an artist himself.

When the pandemic struck Prague within the spring, Stastny slapped a face masks on the massive graffiti portrait of John Lennon on Prague’s iconic Lennon Wall.

The wall as soon as served as a shrine for these in search of freedom from the Communist regime within the former Czechoslovakia. The regime was toppled in 1989.

Stastny stated information of the masked Lennon made its method overseas and caught the eye of French collector Blaise Runart, who added a picture of the work to his on-line assortment.

“I grew to become a part of a gaggle of artists whose works targeted on COVID-19,” Stastny stated.

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He then started amassing photographs of works by his friends worldwide by way of social networks together with Instagram and Fb for the exhibition held by way of September.

A few of the artwork was mediated by embassies, and a few movies have been shot and supplied by UNESCO as a part of its Subsequent Regular marketing campaign targeted on life after the pandemic.

“The works are implausible, they seize the concepts and impressions the artists had in the course of the pandemic,” customer Terezie Pokorna advised AFP. 

“This particular person made enjoyable of it, that one made an enormous deal out of it.”

From Prague, the exhibition will transfer on to a different Czech metropolis, and maybe even overseas.

“We’re in talks with Belgium, Paris, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Thailand,” Stastny stated.

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