JADA Virtual Art Exhibit – Global Quarantine, April 2020
Global Quarantine, April 2020
S O C I A L D I S T A N C I N G
A *Digi-Romantic Response to the Current 2020 Global Quarantine
Covid-19 Series, Exhibit I
Curated by JADA
Hosted by WMAS
With the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the practice of self-quarantine was adopted as the best method to avoid the spread of the virus. Consequently, public life has come to a halt, and places of mass gatherings have closed until further notice.
This mandatory social distancing highlighted a very human aspect: That social interaction is one of our top priorities. Thus, an exodus to the digital sphere took place for the continuation of our communal interactions; museum tours, life-cycle events, instructional classes, music festivals, faith-based services, fitness groups, dating, counseling, and meal-sharing moments have all mass migrated online.
JADA’s virtual exhibit titled SOCIAL DISTANCING showcased artistic interpretations on the complexities of living in a digitally-connected-but-physically-distanced world. It discussed the current psychological toll of self-isolation, the desire to forge meaningful cyber bonds, and the longing for a return to normalcy and stability.