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No part of the world has been untouched by the pandemic, which has not only affected the health of millions and caused massive social and economic disruption but has taken a silent toll, through the isolation, anxiety, financial hardship and grief it has inflicted on every community. In this event Film, TV and Theatre actress Gillian Anderson and Christopher Bailey, the World Health Organization’s Arts & Health lead, discuss personal stories of how art can help comfort, confront difficult social problems and build community. They will also be talking to special guest, Sir Antony Gormley, who was one of the first to donate a work to the auction, and WHO director general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, as well as introducing some of the community-based art projects being supported through the initiative. Ending segment including artworks and music by Martin Creed.
Short film from Hospital Rooms; participating in Day 2 and Day 3, and one of the recipients of the Artists Response Fund.
Hannah Brown, Atrium, Hellingly Centre, Courtesy Hospital Rooms
Charley Peters, Tribunal Room, Bluebird House, Courtesy of Hospital Rooms, photography Tim A Shaw
Martin Creed, Work No. 3435, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, 2020. Installation at Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire, UK
Antony Gormley, Artist, Photography by Oak Taylor Smith
Carbon and casein on paper
38.2 x 28 cm
Healing Arts London, from 22 to 26 March 2021, will be a week of dialogues, interviews, videos, and auction to support a rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis on mental health
Gillian Anderson, Actor, in conversation with Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, WHO; with special guests Sir Antony Gormley, Artist, and Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO
Hosted by Ben Luke (The Art Newspaper Podcast) with William Kentridge & Phala Ookeditse Phala (The Center for the Less Good Idea), Ragnar Kjartansson, Susie Hamilton (Hospital Rooms), Hani Rashid (Asymptote Architecture) in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jonathan Aitken (Chaplain, Pentonville Prison) & Dan Brown, among others
Our colleagues from the WHO host discussions between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to ask the question, what is the verifiable evidence that art heals? We also take a look at the role of the arts as a therapy to ease mental health conditions for patient and caregiver alike
As part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary London sale, contemporary masters including Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Martin Creed, Ragnar Kjartansson and Yoshitomo Nara have generously donated works to support front-line art and mental health programmes in the wake of Covid-19
This panel will discuss how artists are working on the frontlines of the current crisis and how the pandemic might change the art-world systems and values of the past decades. Panel discussion chaired by Anna Somers Cocks, founder editor, The Art Newspaper; Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange, Tate Museums; Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder, UK Black Pride; and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin