A rendering of COVID-19 as provided by the CDC (via Wikipedia)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life all around the world, whether it is in San Francisco, where inhabitants are forced to stay indoors by a shelter in place order, or the whole country of Canada, which has just closed its border to the US and will not allow non-essential visitors into the country. Here in New York, Hyperallergic reporters have been talking to those impacted by the virus and how it is wreaking havoc for businesses, nonprofits, and arts institutions of all types. In this episode, I’m joined by two Hyperallergic reporters, Hakim Bishara and Valentina di Liscia, to discuss what we’re seeing, hearing, and experiencing regarding COVID-19’s impact on the art scene.

A special thanks to Eric Drass of Shardcore for the music to this week’s episode. Based on COVID-19 DNA sequence from the NIH, Drass’s complete two-hour track can be found on Soundcloud and you can learn more about the artist at the Shardcore website.

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Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

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