PHOTO / The corona crisis has created new virtual galleries for photography. MODERN TIMES has visited several of them.


"We're not coming back to the same art scene we left in March." This was said during a conversation between the New York-based Guggenheim Museum curator Nancy Spector and Asar Raza.

Spector, who has curated a number of leading exhibitions at the museum, talked about galleries and art initiatives that will not survive the crisis. It is a harsh truth Spector presents, but we may not continue as we have done. After photos of the clear water in the canals of Venice went viral, we should consider whether the biennials should return there, and whether we should continue with all the various art fairs around the world.

Green works with queer identity, takes black-and-white portraits – and is compared today with Diane Arbus.

Raza's conversation with Spector was also uplifting; she talked about exhibitions Matthew Barney and Tino Seghal, and a little about their upcoming exhibition next year, which reflects on this crisis we are in. It was a pleasure to get so close to the curator, right from her own living room and into mine.

Home Cooking

Raza has founded the newly created web platform Home Cooking in collaboration with Marianna Simnett, and he also invited for talks with the curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Myriam Ben Salah. The latter is ready to take over as director of The Renaissance Society in Chicago after Norwegian Solveig Øvstebø, who comes to Oslo to lead Astrup Fearnley Museum.

The Home Cooking platform is one of several initiatives that have emerged. . .

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