The Easel

The impact of Covid-19 on art critics

Most art critics are self-employed and work on a project by project basis. For them, life now has a gritty immediacy, addressing postponed projects, doing the filing and trying out new ideas.  This writer cannot disguise an inability to answer her own jaunty question – “If there’s no art, does an art critic make a sound?” Her piece on how artists have been impacted by the shutdown is here.