Clayton Patterson | Interesting article | New York on May 15:
Where Are the Photos of People Dying of Covid?
By Sarah Elizabeth Lewis | New York Times on May 1, 2020 Recently, a friend, colleague and mentor, the cultural historian and critic Maurice Berger, died at 63 of complications from the coronavirus.
Every day that passes, particularly as I hear the wail of ambulance sirens going by on the West Side Highway near my window, I think of Maurice. I think of the conversations about images we might have had regarding this moment.
Much of what I know and teach about how images structure and shape issues of race and justice I learned from his scholarship and life experience. Visualization is a powerful tool — it can help us more deeply understand the severity of the situation as we work to curb the virus. But the visuals we need most in this time are difficult to come by.
I thought of Maurice when a friend living in Milan, who was among Italy’s earliest diagnosed coronavirus cases, sent me this text message in March: “If people could only see what it is like in the hospitals, they would stay at home.” He was admitted to the hospital earlier that month, but with his doctor’s agreement quickly left, feeling that his bed could be better allocated to others experiencing far worse symptoms.
The environment was also so grim that he felt he would have a better chance, at least psychologically, if he returned home.
“It was a war zone,” he wrote. When we spoke later, he told me that his lungs had been damaged and his fever was still high; he coughed with pain nearly every other sentence. He remains ill.
Keith Patchel | Carter Emmart was live| New York on April 7:
Alessandra Zeka | They are snakes hidden on then coral reefs. Beware! | New York on April 3: This information can help...
List of Financial Help for Artists
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Behnam A. Farahzad | Upside Down Racconti Quotidiani Video | Milan on April 1:
Akki Horstmann | I'm a Museum | Berlin on March 26: Please present your favourite images with us. Doesn‘t matter if it is a painting or photograph. What beautifies your home? With or without explanation. ►ichbineinmuseum
New York Times: Art in Isolation. | New York on March 25: As normal life grinds to a halt in much of the world, artists are processing the changes.
Stéphane Bauer: Kunstraum Kreuzberg stays closed until April 19th. | Berlin/GE on March 13: Due to the current circumstances in connection with the COVID-19 virus, all exhibitions and activities are cancelled. The next exhibition will be open to visitors from April 20 during regular opening hours. ►kunstraumkreuzberg.de
Houda Lazrak: Calls for 3 fully-funded artist residencies| Brooklyn/NY on Feb 07:
 Open Call for National Endowment for the Arts Thematic Residency on Collectivity at ISCP | We invite artist collectives working with socio-political ideas to apply for a fully-funded two-month residency, with a $9,000 stipend, by February 21, 2020.
ABOUT: The International Studio & Curatorial Program was founded in 1994 by Dennis Elliott. Known first as the International Studio Program, the organization was formed in order to establish an international community of artists in New York City, and to help develop their professional careers. Working in partnership with The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, ISP was located in lower Manhattan and moved to midtown Manhattan in 1998. The following year, the program was expanded to include curatorial residencies as well, so the institution was renamed the International Studio & Curatorial Program. In 2006, ISCP became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.