Opinion Visual Arts

The artistic void of the Spanish flu will not be repeated

“The consumption of art, post pandemic, will be a very revealing phenomenon: will it be to teach us lessons? Or will it fill the void of processing trauma for a grief stricken population?”

Cormac Malone explores how the art of the coronavirus pandemic might look, and why, unlike Spanish Flu, Covid-19 will remain in the cultural mainstream.

Illustration by Rosa Bonnin.