As people around the world become physically isolated from each other, what is happening to our emotional, psychological and creative selves? Can digital connection replace physical ones? And how are some finding this social distancing soothing rather than agitating?
Attempting to surface and address some of these questions that have arisen from a global level of isolation is online exhibition 14-days Stay Home Notice, presented by local artist-run institution Instinc. From Apr 13-Aug 26, check out artworks from artists around the world who were inspired while and by being in isolation.
From Singaporean artists like Yeo Shih Yun and Ezzam Rahman, find relatable works that comment on recent issues like instant noodle hoarding and how one deals with emotions while living within close proximity of each other in the era of social distancing.
Ugly Mee, by Yeo Shih YunThen, from overseas artists like Korea’s Park Shin Young, reflect on pieces that highlight the accompanying xenophobia that has come up at the same time as the Covid-19 pandemic. But also look on the positive side with works like those from Austria’s Denise Schellmann, which looks at self-growth during this period of forced isolation.
The entire exhibition is free for viewing online, and if you do choose to purchase any of the works, you’ll be glad to know that 25 percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
More lockdowned artists and artworks will be coming online as the exhibition continues to grow in the coming months.
14-days Stay Home Notice runs from Apr 13-Aug 26.