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The last month of this 2020 begun and we are waiting for holidays and we are busy thinking about our new year’s resolutions. During these last months we learned the importance of things that were taken from granted and to appreciate them: for instance, the immense privilege of visiting places, discovering other cities, new venues, meeting people… During this December 2020, we can actually take a moment to fill out a list of places that we never visited and things to discover. 

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Of course, being one of Kooness’ favorite topic, we will probably start from cultural institutions: how much were these creative incubators such as museums, galleries, foundations, missed during the last 8 months?

As I already wrote, culture realities can finally be back to represent more than a traces “container”, and to regain a role of a creative incubator and meeting places. In fact, “museums, theatres, concert halls, precious buildings and palaces (…) could become again meeting points and places for small groups of people. They could again represent locations for a community and social rebuilding. To be part of an audience could be, as in the past, a need that push people to create a precious community” (Read more Going digital, while waiting to be a great cultural community again).

If I had to pick a place where I’d like to “escape”, I would probably choose an exhibition to see and then think about organizing the entire trip.

 

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In London, Tate Modern, for instance, re-opened to the public and, on December 10th, they are going to show the biggest exhibition by English painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. As our contributor Mario Rodolfo Silva wrote, “artists like Lynette Yiadom-Boakye give importance to other aspects of the figure and the poetic potential that can be found beneath appearances” (Read more When Portraiture Becomes Storytelling), and her exhibition, which brings together over 80 paintings and works on paper from 2003 to the present day, could be a good purpose to start, step by step, planning a travel again.

 

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Stillness performanc eat Tate Modern.

 

As Tate itself shares with its public: “It’s been a while since we’ve seen you and we can’t wait to finally welcome you back to Tate. We’ve changed a few things to keep you safe during your visit. Whether you’re visiting our galleries or an exhibition.” So, we all are welcome to start planning again and to discover, soon, new adventures, places and contents. 

 

Welcome Tate Modern video still.

 

Cover image: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, at Tate Modern, December 2020.

Wrtitten by Rossella Farinotti

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