Curator Calls For Huge National Art Project Amid Coronavirus.
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World-renowned curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, has suggested that a huge multi-million pound art project is essential in order to support galleries and emerging artists who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The artistic director of London’s Serpentine Galleries has called for the project to be similar to those created under the New Deal by Roosevelt during The Great Depression.
One project, the Works Progress Administration, employed more than 3700 artists and gave many artists their first commissions.It provided new talent, like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, a platform to kickstart their careers. So all in all not too shabby!
Obrist told The Guardian:
“they went out into the community: artists got salaries and were able to research and create work during the New Deal era. It gave many people their first real jobs.”
Now Obrist is calling for the UK government to roll out a similar scheme.
So what do you guys think? Would you like to see the rollout of a new national art project?
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