Artist Salon Webinar: Art in Times of Crisis, Part II

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Artist Salon Webinar: Art in Times of Crisis, Part II

August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August 25
Artist Salon Webinar: Art in Times of Crisis, Part II
Zoom Webinar
Richmond Art Gallery
Viruses, Plagues, Illnesses, and Pandemics in Art. In partnership with Mobil Art School, RAGA presents a second chapter of Jairo Salazar’s exploration of the way artists have reacted to times of crisis. In the midst of a global pandemic, the question that emerges among many is how to give face to something that seems invisible. The uncanny threat brought by a pandemic confronts us with the sublime idea of mortality, and poses the paradox of not being able to visualize something in an era where societies were used to photograph everything (via selfies, snaps, etc.). How can art help us recognize and cope with the fear of a microscopic threat? How have artists historically expressed or reacted to the uncertainty of an illness? From Buffalmacco’s fresco The Triumph of Death (1336-1341), to Blast Theory’s eerily premonitory A Cluster of 17 Cases (2018), the webinar will dive this time into artistic practices that have embodied the challenges posed by plagues, viruses, and other illnesses. Join in the live online session for discussion and Q+A opportunities. Registration required.
To Register: for discussion and Q+A opportunities.



August 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8 Canada
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