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posted by CAA — May 27, 2020

David Litvin checks the tomatoes growing outside the Guggenheim Museum, where he is one of the few people who show up each day for work. Credit: Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

Victoria and Albert Museum to Collect Signs Created during Lockdown

The open call is part of the V&A’s “Pandemic Objects” initiative that “compiles and reflects on objects that have taken on new meaning and purpose during the coronavirus outbreak.” (Artsy)

The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On

A portion of the Guggenheim’s temporarily shuttered exhibition, Countryside, The Future, is now producing thousands of cherry tomatoes for donation to City Harvest. (New York Times)

A Miniature Gallery Mounts Tiny Artworks, With Big Results

Artist Eben Haines built the maquette and artists submit works to scale, which are photographed with surprisingly realistic results. (Hyperallergic)

The Venice Biennale Will Be Pushed Back a Year, to 2022, as the Coronavirus Knocks the Art Calendar Permanently Off Its Axis

The next edition of the Venice Biennale will now coincide with documenta. (artnet News)

The Case Against Reopening

“The notion that we must choose between saving lives and keeping our institutions open depends on a false dichotomy. Pandemics are a basket of problems, not an either/or scenario.” (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

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