Art during Crisis

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What can art do during a time of crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic that is current raging worldwide? Olivia Laing, author of ‘Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency,’ propositions that while art can’t alter the course of calamity or stop a global health crisis, it can serve as “an antidote to the times of chaos.” Looking at artistic responses to catastrophe across the ages, she suggests that art can foster the empathy and clarity that such times reveal the need for.