2020 Vision: Art After Crisis

From Planet 239

by Peter Wakelin

Peter Wakelin looks back to the energy of post‐war reconstruction to rethink public art galleries in Wales after the pandemic.

In the last few months, ‘2020 vision’ has taken on a new meaning. Coronavirus has shattered assumptions and offered new insights. Even as business models collapsed and millions were put out of work, pollution plummeted, peace reigned; we could observe experiments in universal income and saw rough-sleeping ended overnight. Governments across the world stopped worrying about deficits. It’s all brought calls to ‘build back better’.

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