Monday, 27 April 2020

The Impact of Covid-19 on Art Critics

The Impact of Covid-19 on Art Critics

“If there’s no art, does an art critic make a sound?” asks the London Art Critic, aka Tabish Khan, in his first blog post in more than five years, considering the impact of Covid-19 on him, “an art critic who now has no art to critique”. This is the question I have been posing to him, and various other colleagues, over the last few weeks, when, strangely, despite the closure of galleries and museums, and my inability to go and view (and, accordingly, review) art, I have been as busy as ever. How? And is this the same across the board? Or are critics, like artists, feeling the impact and worrying about the uncertain future ahead?

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