Summer is just a few months away, and as vaccines roll out across the globe, we’d be lying if we weren’t hoping for a beautiful return to a “normal” art world once the sun comes out. Now, we know that this may sound like wishful thinking, but we just really need some positivity right now. So, here are our hopes for an art world return this Summer!
A Greater Appreciation For Time In Our Favourite Galleries
Once we’re allowed back inside galleries, we are going to appreciate it so much more! No longer will we be hopping at the speed of light from show to show, we will truly take the time to be grateful for the opportunities we have to see art in the flesh, especially when we can tag along with our besties.
A More Environmentally Art World
As the art world has been forced online, the art world’s carbon footprint has dwindled just a little. So, even though we miss complaining about travelling here, there and everywhere, we’re glad that something positive has come from staying inside all of this time.
A Little Bit Of Travel
That said, we’d be lying if we didn’t say that we were dying to get on a plane at some point this year. We don’t care when or how, we just need to be somewhere new!
Less Virtual Shows
Online viewing rooms and digital shows have been a god-send, but we are getting serious brain drain now. We recognise that online shows are probably here to stay, but we do hope that we’ll soon be able to experience all of our favourite art IRL very soon.
An Increasingly Socially Minded Art World
The past year has not been completely dominated by the pandemic. It has also been a time for the whole world – art world included – to address inequalities within our societies. We’re hoping that the arts will continue to champion underrepresented voices long into the future.
A More Supportive Future
This past year has been super tough, but we’ve been so grateful for how supportive the majority of people have been through free Zoom workouts, feeling connected through social media and networks like our very own The Art Gorgeous House. Here’s to uplifting our art squad forever!
Text Lizzy Vartanian