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CWA Picks for May 2020

posted by CAA — May 04, 2020


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In response to COVID-19, artists, curators, institutions and organizations have initiated virtual exhibitions, presentations, screenings, and curated newsletters, among other innovative approaches, welcoming the public to online platforms and opening dialogues on a range of topics. May 2020 CWA Picks present a number of initiatives that not only demonstrate ways in which social media channels and websites can be repurposed in light of social distancing measures currently in place; but most importantly emphasize the social role of the arts being a healing positive force in these unprecedented challenging times. May Picks focus on the power of the collective and mutual support in the context of questioning our being in the world. 

  • AutoZine ‘Friendship as a Form of Life’ on the importance of friendship: ‘We face each other without terms or convenient words, with nothing to assure us about the meaning of the movement that carries us toward each other. We have to invent, from A to Z, a relationship that is still formless, which is friendship…’:  (Listen / Read / Print)
  • Gasworks, a non-profit contemporary visual art organization working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debatesorganizes online screenings. From May 11-17, 2020, Maryam Jafri,Mouthfeel’, short film investigating the politics of food production in the context of overconsumption:   
  • Online platform How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?,  co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen, invites artists to exchange ideas at the time of current pandemic crisis: 
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the artsmakes available online resources celebrating women artists who are changing the world: 
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