How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis. We invited artists who are considered thought leaders, artists who struggle with futuristic pessimism, political outrage and psychic melt-downs. The invited artists have responded with unbridled enthusiasm and we will be posting new artists every day for the foreseeable future.
This site is also a platform for free expression, inviting visitors to post responses on our Commons page. We hope to open a dialogue at a time of social distancing. Art offers solace or has instigated resistance and rebellion. This was true during the AIDS crisis, in the weeks after 9/11, at the shock of Hurricane Sandy and all the other signs of global warming altering environments around the world.
We invite you to join in the conversation and appreciate art responding to times like these.