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For artists' sake
22 May 2020, 6:09 pm
Forced social isolation on a global scale, as we know and reiterate, has impacted the art world in particular. Whatever its duration, the brakes applied to the current context have served to put at the center of the table some reflections that were always left for later in the frenetic agenda of fairs and exhibitions to which artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors were subjected. In this sense, one of the debates that now emerges with strength, both through articles in specialized magazines and in the heat of social networks, is about the economy of art: despite the great numbers that revolve in our environment when it comes to the circulation of works, many artists feel precarious, despite being essential to the production chain.
The Quarantine project, organized by the artists Lais Myrrha and Marilá Dardot, by the curator Cristiana Tejo and the director of 55sp, Julia Morelli, is one of the initiatives that, only for its experimental performance, has caused an important buzz about the conditions in which the artists manage to work and support themselves during quarantine, in addition to the commercial representation of the galleries that only a few have. “We need to find more distributive means and actions so that we can get through this moment in a less traumatic way. The art system could provide new, inventive and fairer models,” says Lais Myrrha for SP-Arte editorial.