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A Covid World

Neighborhood (Coruña, Spain) – Photo: Cristi

Everything’s going to be back to normal real soon. A phrase that actually scares everyone, especially nature that for some time had finally taken a breath of fresh air. Maybe nobody out there will have missed us, nobody will run to hug us, also because we will be covered in gloves, masks and glass capsules.

We will be different, frightened, more suspicious than before. And maybe we won’t feel like hugging anyone.

Rainbow Earth by Damien Hirst – Photo: Jeremy Selwyn

The Internet has become a great showroom in which professional and anonymous artists portray the health crisis, reflect on the world to come or simply fight boredom.

The Getty Museum Challenge, The Covid Art Museum — dedicated to the artworks of the Coronavirus and created by three Spanish advertisers who intend to group them —, Damien Hirst, the “enfant terrible” of the Britart of the 90s, and his rainbow heart filled with butterflies — the drawing of hope that thousands of children have painted and hung on their balconies around the world —, Yayoi Kusama and her “Disappear from this earth” poem, Banksy and his bathroom and Game Changer, Steve Cutts and his Man 2020, Ertan Atay and his Art Masks, Valott and his Covid visions, or Pascal Ruelle and his Covid solutions at work. They all make us hope and smile as always, even if hide a lot of anxiety.

2020 SalonPascal Ruelle
Hairy Situation – Walt Handelsman
Banksy at Home
Corona 2: The Second Wave – Steve Cutts
Hygiene Club (from 1999 Fight Club movie by David Fincher) – Ertan Atay
Clean Air Now mural by Tvboy in Rome (feat. 1953 Roman Holiday movie by William Wyler) – Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP
Wanted – Valott
2020 Massage TherapyPascal Ruelle
Il Rin-Coglionavirus
Using hands had become too dangerous: We had entered the elbow era – Remy Cattelain
The Unknown Bus Stop – Society Magazine
Visor Wash? (We Adapt As Best We Can) – Man Dessinateur
Summer 2020 (from beach aerial view by Zoonar/Ivan Tykhyi) – Santi P. Seoane
Summer 2020 – Burnt Toast
Blow Out the Candles – Valott
2020 Birthday – Jorge Hipólito Meijide a.k.a. Meiji
The Neighbors Have Visits! Call The Police! – YGRECK
Lausanne reopens its markets under certain conditions – Bénédicte
Fever Control – Elrayah Ombaddi
6 Months Later – Shannon Wheeler
Measures for the School – Bénédicte
Reopening of the Schools – Kim DuChateau
2020 Class – Valott
Game Changer – Banksy
Nevermind (from 1991 Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover feat. Spencer Elden) – Hayati Evren
2020 Shaving – Kutuko
Masked Kisses
The New Normal (from Lady and the Tramp) – Steve Cutts
Masked Kiss by Pony Wave in Venice Beach (California) – Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Luxury Masks – Valott
Paper Prohibited in Bistros – Valott
Bank Job – Natalie Dupille
Mask Business (feat. Scrooge McDuck) – Valott
The Persistence of Virus (from 1931 The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí) – Hayati Evren
Edvard Munch with The Scream MaskErtan Atay
The ScreamYulia Tabolkina (Russia)
Covid Art History – Valott
Three Masked Monkeys
Nature Takes Back Its Rights – Valott
Who’s Speaking – Jason Adam Katzenstein

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