The coronavirus has caused an unprecedented crisis that affects every part of our lives. And the art world is not an exception. With many galleries closed, art fairs cancelled or postponed and auctions reduced and moved online, artists don’t know when their next paycheck will come. The numbers don’t lie.
In normal circumstances, collectors would be flying the world visiting one art fair after the other. But due to the gathering and travel restrictions collectors are forced to buy art from their homes. The virus accelerated the art world’s digital transformation, but its overall results were mixed, to say the least.
With coronavirus pandemic settling all over the globe, life is beginning to slowly go back to normal. In many countries, museums and art galleries are among the first venues to reopen, after the lockdown. People who enjoyed cultural institutions before will have the opportunity to enjoy them again.
Coronavirus has spread around the world, sending many artists into isolation. We’ve asked our represented artists how the virus has affected their art and their life, but also about rituals they have, dream projects and valuable advice they can give to other artists and collectors. Here’s what they had to say.
As authorities around the world impose lockdowns measures, art fairs, auction houses and galleries are increasingly beginning to experiment with online solutions that could help them develop sustainable business models. Could coronavirus be the catalyst that will entice the art world to permanently move online?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left many professionals struggling to get by. As a result, visual artists are now lacking places where they can promote and sell their art. As time goes by, it becomes difficult to stay afloat, but there are ways to minimize negative effects and remain financially sound.