At a time when galleries and museums fight to stay open amid the financial difficulty imposed on them due to the current pandemic, a number of forward-thinking organisations are focusing on different mediums to exhibit work.
While millions have been forced to remain at home as part of the relentless health crisis, the Brant Foundation in New York City’s East Village has started uploading some of its most famous pieces to an online platform.
Focusing on the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Brant Foundation has created a user-friendly service which allows a virtual tour around four floors of their Basquiat exhibition. The show ran last year for two months and included some of Basquiat’s most recognisable artworks.
“Basquiat’s complex oeuvre has established him as one of the most important innovators in modern art, even thirty years after his death,” Brant wrote of the artist in 2019, according to Dazed.
“Numerous recent retrospectives have spotlighted his radical approach, illuminating his interdisciplinary contributions to music, poetry, performance, and art and cementing him as one of the most forward-thinking artists of his generation, whose complex engagement with social and political questions makes him more relevant than ever.”