Tavares Strachan - Life During Wartime, Art in the Age of Coronavirus University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
Life During Wartime is the USF Contemporary Art Museum's first major virtual exhibition. It engages a select company of international artists to respond to the realities of the crisis that has gripped the planet since March 5, the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The exhibition takes advantage of one of the few outlets artists still have—the Internet.
Furthermore, the exhibition aims to mobilize sentiment, thought and activity around art and its enduring possibilities: its role as a conceptual catalyst; its ability to trigger ideas, stories, conversations, emotions, feelings and mental states. Separately and together, each artist contribution provides a picture of a planet in crisis, now further enraged and victimized by violence, but also pictures of hope and optimism in the face of a global emergency. The exhibition will continue to evolve with the addition of new artists and materials.
Artist contribution: Tavares Strachan