Show dates: June 18, 2020 & June 30, 2020,
6:00 p.m. EST 
Click this link to watch the show in real-time –>

The New Normal

A *Digi-Romantic Response in Light of the Global Quarantine and Protests of 2020 
Covid-19 Series, Exhibit III


Curated by JADA
Hosted by

2020 will forever be known as the year of ruptures, decidedly unleashed by the Covid-19 health crisis.
By mid-2020, however, it is apparent that this year’s main crisis is one of the Social Order, as the turmoil that now troubles Americans has exposed  the fragility of our social fabric and our longing to heal and better socialize with one another.

Such insight becomes ever more apparent with the enforcement of full lockdowns, nationally ongoing quarantines, and mandatory curfews. Yet, this year’s latest social upheaval comes in the form of vast protests demanding a change in our country’s racial relations. Such protests have been fueled by a popular revolt against multigenerational systemic racism, and the unjustified killings of members of the African American community by law enforcement officers.

Amidst all the turmoil, one begins to ponder on what many are calling “The New Normal.” Is this a moment in which society finally stops to reconsider its core values? Is this a moment in which benefiting the collective will prevail over the interest of the individual? Will a difficult but necessary dialogue happen for the sake of healing our society’s deepest wounds?

JADA’s virtual exhibit titled The New Normal will showcase artistic interpretations in 2D, 3D, and Time-Based Formats of future imaginaries, discussions, and investigations dealing with the Post-Pandemic and Post-Protest future world.


*Digi-Romantic, as per JADA: Interpretations by makers who function within a reality in which the internet permeates all areas of social, intellectual, romantic, spiritual, and economic life. The art produced by such artists depict an emotional appeal that clashes and contrasts with the fast-paced technological ethos in which they exist. Their production is often narrative-based, and aims to reclaim heroic, adventurous, romantic, timeless, and utopian themes through the lens of Metamodernism.

call for art details

Eligibility: All Two-Dimensional and Digital Artists
Where: Online Virtual Reality Art Exhibit
Entry Deadline: June 11, 2020, 5 pm EST

Requirements: Please submit your application to, including up to 5 high resolution images of artwork related to the theme, include the titles, medium, and date for each work. In addition, include your website and artist statement on the email. State on the same message that you have read the JADA Manifesto, and that you agree with it. Wait for approval.

how to access the virtual art show

Please follow these 4 easy steps.
1. On JUNE 18, 2020 & JUNE 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm EST, We will have the opening reception of our Virtual Online Live Art Show, The New Normal. At 6:00 PM EST please be available, have your internet access and desktop ready.

2. Making sure you have proper WIFI, click this link to watch the Virtual Art Show, The New Normal and click this link to watch the show in real time –>

3. Share this hyperlink via text and email with your art friends and those interested to watch the show.

4. Watch the virtual art show in real time with the link provided in number 2. During the show there is a chat room to the right of the screen where you can access and ask questions to the host in real-time and get answers in real-time.

After the virtual art show, the airing will be available to re-watch 24 hours after air date.