Artists find novel way to showcase their work
No art galleries? No problem, we can use balconies instead. This seems to be the mantra of Berlin artists bogged down by the lockdown due to the Coronavirus.
Some 50 Berlin creatives showed their works on balconies and windows as creative messages of solidarity during the coronavirus lockdown. The spontaneous DIY project, called “Life, art, pandemic and proximity” was organized by curators Övül Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza. The contributor list included artists as well as curators and art writers, and works ranged from performances to installations.
The 48-hour showcase worked around the problem of the crowds that are drawn to gallery openings, which are currently banned in Germany.
Seven European museums, including the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid, are also in the midst of commissioning artists to create balcony-based art, with dates and participants still to be announced.