Do You Miss Seeing Art, But Are Unable (or Unwilling) to Go Into a Gallery? These Shows Are Designed to Be Seen From the Street
Dealers and galleries have figured out some clever ways to make their shows accessible.
As authorities in cities around the world begin to ease lockdown restrictions, the prospect of going out and looking at art is once again becoming a real possibility—even if, depending on where you are, you still can’t actually enter an art gallery.
So galleries and museums have been getting creative. In the early days of New York’s lockdown, Bill Powers of the Half Gallery in New York quickly organized a show called “Under Glass,” which took advantage of the gallery’s floor-to-ceiling windows to present a window display. (Speaking to WWD in April, Powers said that while initially he waffled over a space with so many windows, “now it may turn out to be the thing that saves us for a couple of months.”)
In New York’s suburbs, meanwhile, artist Warren Neidich arranged the first edition of “Drive By Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing),” in which 52 artists showed works outdoors that you could literally drive past and see. (Two new editions are slated for May 23 in Los Angeles.)
Even in cities like Dallas and Berlin, where galleries and museums have begun to reopen, you can see art safely from the street. We rounded up some of our favorite examples of socially distanced exhibitions below.
Half Gallery, New York
Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing)
Various Locations, South Fork, Long Island
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
“Bojan Sarcevic: Thank You for Pointing to Your Perineum“
BQ Gallery, Berlin
“Escape From New York”
Gagosian, Park & 75, New York
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