Covid-19 Exclusives: The Art World in Quarantine

loading Charles Cham, Masks on Mask En Masse.

WHAT DO ARTISTS and galleries/dealers do during lockdowns? Suffering a severe money crunch, they know sanguinely that it will be a new art market and landscape they will be returning to once the MCO is ended. For Malaysia, the MCO, implemented on March 18-31, then extended to April 14, has been further pushed to April 28. How will Art move on from this Ground Zero after the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic? For now, with most exhibitions, auctions, fairs, biennials and triennials postponed or cancelled, and MCO in place still in most countries, the “action” has invariably migrated online. Let’s look ...

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