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April 14th, 2020

Creative Time is calling upon its community of artists to respond to this unprecedented moment of uncertainty. Starting this week, Creative Time is commissioning a new artist each week to create a timely and original comic as a rapid response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative highlights comics as a means for communicating complex ideas about society, honoring the medium’s long history of expressing the zeitgeist in times of war, distress, and upheaval. It also affirms the vital importance of artists’ voices in shaping contemporary discourse, while exploring the digital realm as an expansive and dynamic public space. Creative Time Comics 2020 features an array of international voices, offering a global perspective on the crisis. The resulting works will be released on Creative Time’s Instagram account weekly, and featured on our website and other social media platforms.
Creative Time Comics 2020 references our long history of interpreting digital platforms as forms of public space, and calling on artists to provide critical perspectives on current events. From the first iteration of Creative Time Comics in 2010, to our global initiative Creative Time Reports, we have long championed work that can circulate widely without physical proximity, and that transforms individual viewership into collective experience.
Each week we will release a new comic by a new artist addressing the ongoing global pandemic, which will appear on our website here and our respective social media handles.