October 14, 2020

Artists’ Responses to Covid-19

Image credit: Gregory Sholette. Student performance at Social Practice Queens.

Gregory Sholette, Season 1, Beyond the Now

Gregory Sholette highlights recent socially-engaged art that addresses the social impact of the pandemic. Some projects respond to the effects of COVID-19 directly, while others concentrate on long-running crises, including the experiences of those who are displaced because of the effects of war, political oppression or economic precarity. All of them, in different ways, affirm human agency in the face of a pandemic that has worsened pre-existing inequality.

Artist and activist Gregory Sholette discusses artists’ responses to the pandemic.

To find more information on artists and organisations discussed in the film:

MOPHRADAT (** To support Beirut’s cultural sector), Carrie Mae Weems16 BEAVER GROUPSale DocksAli Eisa & Alberto DumanAshkal Alwan/ Homework SpaceAlia Rayyan and Mona KrieglerMarina Naprushkina and Social Practice Queens.