Kate Bryan on the art world in action
Kate Bryan, Soho House , 4 May 2020
"Exhibitions are going online but, while this has been possible for some time, what’s crucially different during lockdown is to encourage a social element, a key component of the real art world. Guts Gallery, a platform that supports underrepresented artists, hosts online private views at specific times, and encourages feedback to the artists with prize incentives. The V-Art Show has incorporated Zoom studio visits, where people can get chatty with wine. Art of Social Distancing is an ambitious Instagram platform that highlights cancelled exhibitions, collating them in one place, with the aim of building a large audience in lieu of a physical one for the time being."