UN75 & Art in the Time of Coronavirus: The Future is Unwritten

Art in the Time of Coronavirus brings together influential art world voices to explore the role and value of art when facing systemic-level, global threats like COVID-19. This dialogue was held on Earth Day to highlight Coronavirus' connection to our ecological emergency.

Leading UN environmental agencies have described the virus as nature’s first ‘warning shot’ to civilizations playing with fire. How are artists and art organisations responding to the health, economic and environmental effects of this unprecedented pandemic? And what role can art play in building a better world in the crisis’ aftermath?

  • Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, World Health Organization (Moderator) 
  • Anne Pasternak, Shelby White & Leon Levy Director of Brooklyn Museum 
  • Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine 
  • Mona Chalabi, Artist & Data Editor, The Guardian US

This marks the first in a series of UN75 Moderated Dialogues by The Future is Unwritten, a New York-based initiative launched by CULTURUNNERS and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN), to engage the arts and culture sector in United Nations global policy discussions and implementation efforts.

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