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State of the arts: need a lockdown gallery fix? Go to the ether


State of the arts: need a lockdown gallery fix? Go to the ether

Closed doors don’t mean we can’t stay up to date on art. Become an art aficionado from your armchair

Gary Cotterell
Goodman Gallery 3D Tours Dollhouse View.
3D viewing Goodman Gallery 3D Tours Dollhouse View.
Image: Supplied

Closed doors don’t mean we can’t get our art fix. Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture project, more than 2,500 major art institutions around the world are accessible online, with many offering virtual tours of their spaces and artworks. These include MoMA and the Met  in New York and the Rijks in Amsterdam. In SA, besides the BKhz and Absa galleries, institutions and galleries are quickly upping their virtual game so audiences can continue to access programmes and collections, but remotely.


The Norval Foundation has launched #60SecondArt video clips on their Instagram account, focusing on one artwork or artist per day from the Homestead Collection or what’s currently on display.


This Cape Town gallery will soon have 3D tours, courtesy of Google Arts & Culture, and is increasing the content on its YouTube channel.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding, and guarantees access for all.


This week, FNB Art Joburg launches the first in a series of video interviews with gallerists on current exhibitions. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to stay connected. 


Stevenson Gallery will be opening artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s solo show Gymnasium via Instagram on Thursday, as well as conveying other artists’ stories using other digital channels.


You can take a virtual tour of the group show How to Disappear through the Goodman Gallery’s website later this week. The gallery will be streaming art films online from next week.

Goodman Gallery 3D Tours.
AS IF YOU WERE THERE Goodman Gallery 3D Tours.
Image: Supplied

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