Hew Locke | Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus | University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

Hales is pleased to announce the inclusion of Hew Locke in Life During Wartime, a virtual exhibition orgnised by University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.


Life During Wartime humbly engages a select company of international artists to respond to the overwhelming realities of the crisis that has gripped the planet since March 5, the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The exhibition takes full advantage of one of the few outlets artists still have—the Internet—during a public health emergency recently exacerbated by the wanton murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. It aims to mobilize sentiment, thought and activity around art and its enduring possibilities: its role as a conceptual catalyst, its ability to trigger ideas, stories, conversations, emotions, feelings and mental states. Separately and together, each artist contribution provides a picture of a planet in crisis, now further enraged and victimized by violence, but also images of hope and optimism in the face of a global emergency. The exhibition will continue to evolve with the addition of new artists and materials.



Hew Locke

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus

Curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA.

To see the virtual exhibition and for more information please click here.


June 6, 2020