Influencers, Reactions, and Rituals: Art ‘Stories’ in a Pandemic Era
Jairo Salazar, Coquitlam College
13 May 2021
This paper explores some of the most striking strategies used by art institutions across the globe to adapt and reframe their practices in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues that imposing modes of configuring visual and historical narratives through canonical, hierarchical, excluding, and patriarchal systems of categorization not only remain intact but have increased due to the possibilities offered by the digital era.
This presentation was delivered at the (en)coding Heritage Seminar Series, which brought together researchers working at the cutting edge of digital technologies, humanities and heritage science. The session was dedicated to Digital Reconstructions and Reactions. The full programme can be found here.
Organised and chaired by Dr Lia Costiner (University of Oxford) and Dr Leonardo Impett (Durham University) for the Oxford (en)coding Heritage Network.