How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis. We invited artists who are considered thought leaders, artists who struggle with futuristic pessimism, political outrage and psychic melt-downs. The invited artists, many ACC alumni, have responded with unbridled enthusiasm and we will be posting new artists every day for the foreseeable future.
This site is also a platform for free expression, inviting visitors to post responses on our Commons page. We hope to open a dialogue at a time of social distancing. Art offers solace or has instigated resistance and rebellion. This was true during the AIDS crisis, in the weeks after 9/11, at the shock of Hurricane Sandy and all the other signs of global warming altering environments around the world.