Praise for the arts in a time when relief, catharsis, and wonder are salves to the shut-in psyche. If you're looking for something new, you might enjoy these eight online art events, listed by gallery, that use livestreams, gifs, and more to bring art to the comfort of your home.
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1. ART Power HK
On air today from 5 – 6 pm is ART Power HK’s second installment of its Online Talks Program. The online 360° tour will exhibit Time Will Tell, a three-part narrative of Stanley Wong’s transition from advertising giant to full-on artist, the creation of his alter-ego, anothermountainman, and his social works. A livestream discussion will be facilitated by Alexandra Seno.
Catch the livestream at 5 pm.
2. K11 ART FOUNDATION
Disruptive Matter and The New York Times: Carbon Casualties take the virtual tour route as well. Both focused on environmental impacts, Disruptive Matter features an interdisciplinary field, introducing projects and works from the fields of design and engineering as much as art. The New York Times exhibit features the award-winning stills of climate photographer, Josh Haner.
Enter the virtual tour.
4. The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Historic art objects dating as far back as the 7th century up until the 19th century are up for online display, including metalwork, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, carpets, and more. Many of the works featured reveal the lush culture of trade Qatar enjoyed with Turkey, Egypt, and India, among others.
Click here to view.
5. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Korean Masters: Yoo Youngkuk, originally exhibited four years ago, is on view again, this time online and viewable through Google Art Projects. A timeline survey of Youngkuk’s life, viewers receive concise summaries of the different periods of Younguk’s career, from his artistic beginnings after the Pacific War, his leanings toward abstraction, and until the latter days of his prolific life.
Click to view the collection.
6. Lévy Gorvy Online Viewing Room
From March 25 to May 30, 2020, is a solo exhibition of Tu Hongtao’s works from the last 15 years. Tu Hongtao proved his keen perception as an artist in the rapid urbanization early on in his career, infusing his works with tensile strokes. Today, Tu Hongtao’s sensibilities delve into the abstract, and complete a synthesis of Western and Eastern aesthetics.
View it online.
7. Lisson Gallery
Ongoing online until March 28, 2020 is the first solo show of Christopher Le Brun, Diptychs, in mainland China. As one might expect, the artworks praise the diptych form for its examination of opposing forces: dark and light shades, strong and subdued colors, depth and surface.
8. Galleria Continua
Last on our list is the viewing of Antony Gormley, whose artworks feature a body deconstructed, in repose, and its variety of interactions with its contextual space. The body is represented through cubic, architectonic shapes.
Click for the viewing room.