LOCKDOWN | A viral art experiment


The Free State Art Collective has embarked on an art experiment in response to the three week lockdown instituted by the South African government to tackle the Corona crisis.

The lockdown has subsequently been extended by a further two weeks in the hope of 'buying time' before the crisis spikes.

New words have entered our vocabulary in the matter of weeks - ‘self-isolation’, ‘lockdown’, ‘flattening the curve’. Who would have thought that a worldwide pandemic would impose on every living individual, forcing us to question the current state of being, thinking, working and relating.

'LOCKDOWN // A viral art experiment' is an experiment in solidarity – of how a creative spark can also initiate a positive viral response. Starting with a single quotation which will be given to two artists in the collective, a viral process will commence whereby one artwork inspires two, each of which inspires a further two and so on.

The art collective will create a body of work which will become an online exhibition initially and then finally be presented as an actual exhibition once we get to the other side of Corona.

The entire process will be shared with you online via the FSAC website, Instagram and Facebook.

All artworks will be for sale so if you are interested in purchasing, please contact us on 084 017 0728 or info@freestateartcollective.co.za

Please support South African artists. Support local. Support living artists.

Media links

OFM radio interview 1
OFM radio interview 2

RSG radio interview