The art world is forever changed and your art job pre covid is probably pretty different to your art job post covid. There are loads of new tasks that you’ve probably added to your to-do list, and probably a fair few that you’ve scratched off to. So, here’s how your art job looks in a new post covid art world.
Art Writer = NFT Reporter
Art? What art? It’s all about NFTs now, daaaaahling. Long gone are the days of reviewing paintings and sculptures, it’s all about technology! Art journalists have had to completely reorient and incorporate bitcoin jargon into their work. The art world has totally changed, and reporters are busy getting up to speed with everything non-fungible and Ethereum related!
Artist = IG Champ
In past lives, artists were moody, self-sufficient types who kept themselves to themselves in their studios and under lock and key. Not anymore! Self-promotion is super important and artists are really putting their personalities out there. Whether that be on IG, TikTok, ClubHouse or something else we haven’t discovered yet, artists are now super socially savvy.
Event Planners = Digital Organisers
It may take a long time for openings and parties to return in the way we want them to. Those working in gallery and museums event departments have a new role though. They’re the ones planning zoom panels, clubhouse talks and other digital shenanigans.
Gallery Assistants = Same As Before
OK, so the gallerist might be the one role that is going back to the pre-Covid world. As galleries reopen, those gallery girls are going to have to change out of their leggings and get off the sofa. We’re pretty sure it’s going to take some time to readjust.
Gallerist = Online Shop Owner
Just a few years ago we all sniffed our noses up at digital gallery spaces. But come 2021, you wouldn’t be seen dead without one. In fact, over the past year, most gallerists have transformed into e-commerce aficionados, and we don’t think that’s about to change any time soon.
Text Lizzy Vartanian