Art in the quarantine of Covid 19
The coronavirus has had unintended, harmful effects on art by threatening the place of art in our society. The question is: How harmful?
The pandemic-imposed quarantine has become a matter of deep concern for those who either manage or are personally dedicated to preserving old masters' paintings or contemporary works of art and ensuring that as many people as possible can see them and enjoy them. It is clear that they are financially harmed by lockdown measures that restrict public access to museum institutions and other cultural venues.
While everybody loses, it is the young generations that may lose the most, as they are likely not to have the benefit of seeing such paintings and artworks in a setting in which they can look, think, discuss, and appreciate great art.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant there are many issues that have gotten high priority and visibility in the public domain, and rightfully so. But the problem of access to museums and other cultural venues and the art form the pandemic may inspire has not.
A study by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) found that nearly 13% of the more than 85,000 museums worldwide had shut down. Worse, because of COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, and the consequent loss of funding, they may never reopen. That is more than one in ten museums, an unacceptably large loss.
Source Impakter com