COVID-19 STREET ART ARCHIVEArtists and writers producing work in the streets – including tags, graffiti, murals, stickers, and other installations on walls, pavement, and signs – are in a unique position to respond quickly and effectively in a moment of crisis. Street art’s ephemeral nature serves to reveal very immediate and sometimes fleeting responses, often in a manner that can be raw and direct. At the same time, in the context of a crisis, street art also has the potential to transform urban space and foster a sustained political dialogue, reaching a wide audience, particularly when museums and galleries are shuttered. For all of these reasons, it is not surprising to see an explosion of street art around the world created in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, even as our movement in public spaces is limited due to public health concerns.
SUBMISSIONS: Given the global scope of this database and limited access to public spaces, crowdsourcing is essential to the expansion of this project. Have you seen interesting art (murals, graffiti, stickers, etc) addressing Covid-19 in the streets near you? Please submit information and images to the database using this link.
Whenever possible we have included the names of individuals and groups responsible for creating these works. It is our intention to provide accurate, complete information. If you find errors or omissions, please let us know!
The artwork consists of 5 masked babies all bearing masks with different words: Isolation, Selfishness, Longing, Mistrust, Paranoia. Under the babies…
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A yarnbombing reads "Vaccination of the Nations" with pink, blue, green, and orange flowers.