Micro-commissions 1: All Hands on Deck

Going online is no tidy substitute for the physical experience of encountering a work of art or walking through a space. Nor is the use of online platforms for diffusing or promoting art and discourse, specific to a post COVID 19 art world. But as a step in our ongoing process of thinking the role of art institutions in this current moment, one modest initiative we have come up with is a series of themed online micro-commissions for cultural workers in Lebanon.

For the first prompt, titled All Hands on Deck! we have approached 4 artists, to ask them to respond with quick simple gestures to the theme of hands. Washing hands, holding them, putting them on deck, throwing them up… Germaphobe hands, idle hands, fighting hands, tied hands…