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Life during the CoronaviruS and/or BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Yumi Roth

Boulder, Colorado (USA)

 

Straight Lines in Four Directions

for Social Distancing

(after Sol LeWitt)

2020

installed in various cities throughout the US

 

Marks for social distancing serve as a visual reminder of the coronavirus as well as the new minimum distance we must keep between ourselves and other people. They are also a form of drawing uniquely indicative of our current moment. I have repurposed Sol LeWitt’s 1973, Straight Lines in Four Directions and All Their Possible Combinations for a time of social distancing. Sol LeWitt, well known for introducing the idea of instruction-based art, is a founder of conceptual art practice. For the most part, however, his works have existed within the confines of traditional art museums and galleries. My project reimagines LeWitt’s works as a new form of instruction, for standing and waiting as well as creating and maintaining spaces between ourselves to keep each other safe.

 

image: installation of Straight Lines in Four Directions for Social Distancing (after Sol LeWitt) in North Adams, MA

 

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Straight Lines in Four Directions for Social Distancing (after Sol LeWitt), 2020

installed in various cities throughout the US