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Artist Damien Hirst talks about how he has adapted to change. “It is a different world, isn’t it,” he said. “It’s amazing how quickly you get used to it.” [The Guardian]
Rebekah Frumkin delves deep into different ways that artists and scientists have worked to illustrate the coronavirus. After seeing some on a microscope, she writes, “The molecules looked like the cartoon amoebas you’d expect to see in a fifties film reel about germs. But they were the virus qua virus, with its spikes and spherical body.”
[The Paris Review]
A major Raphael exhibition that was supposed to open at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome will carry on with new dates starting June 2.
[The Art Newspaper]
Alex Greenberger looked into the wide variety of work made over the years by Yayoi Kusama, an artist with far more than just “Infinity Rooms” in her oeuvre. [ARTnews]
“Like the Pompeiians before us, we have been caught unprepared,” Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones writes in response to the British Museum’s online offering of a blockbuster Pompeii exhibition from the past. [The Guardian]
Plein-air painting is taking off (at least a little bit) among artists in Minneapolis—where “the solitary practice, especially when conducted deep in nature, is oddly suited to our socially distanced COVID-19 times.” [The Minneapolis Star-Tribune]
Text artist Kristin Bauer is placing timely messages by way of works in storefront windows in Tempe, Arizona. [Phoenix New Times]
Curator Helen Molesworth was among the guests on an episode of the radio show On Point about “how the pandemic is changing the way we experience art.” [On Point]