3 Online Exhibitions To Get You Through Lockdown

Now that the second lockdown has taken hold, here are our top picks to add some much needed arts and culture back into your day - until we can get together for a glass (or two) of wine at a private view next.

You can also find our virtual walkthrough of Dotting the i's and Crossing the t's below.

1. Pierre Huyghe, Of Ideal, Hauser & Wirth

Exhibited online for the first time, Pierre Huyghe’s Of Ideal showcases his ‘mental image’ works - displayed via their website as part of Hauser & Wirth’s ongoing commitment to digitising their works, the gallery describe the pieces shown as “a product of imagination between two types of intelligences, human and artificial” (Hauser & Wirth, 2020).

Partnering the works on display with studio notes and archive footage including the artist in conversation with mega-curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, the online showing is an expansive look into the exhibition and the artist’s career more broadly.

 

2. Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

In a seven minute long exhibition tour video, the show's curators delve beyond the persona and hype of Andy Warhol. Framing the artist through his identity as an immigrant and a member of the LGBTQI community, they explore the exhibition room by room supplied along with text panels from the exhibition. The video expands the shows themes and handles the artist’s concerns with death and religion, particularly the shift in his work following his attempted murder.

 

3. The Broad, Light and Space

Based in Downtown L.A., The Broad began use of their hashtag #TheBroadFromHome during lockdown; a compilation digital initiatives committed, as the gallery describes, “to inspiring and fostering an appreciation of contemporary art” (The Broad, 2020).

Their latest online video, Light and Space reveals The Broad’s architecture from darkness into light - shot in 4K and entirely in slow motion to celebrate the The Broad's 5th Anniversary. Created by Brazilian-born, L.A.-based visual artist Clarissa Tossin, with cinematography by Jeremy Glaholt, the film highlights the museum’s iconic architecture.