Art in the time of coronavirus: Indian artists channel lockdown experiences into insightful, evocative works
Art is serving various functions during the coronavirus lockdown, from expressing individual agency and keeping up the momentum of protest to offering a sense of catharsis and entertainment.
Protest art and music have been at the forefront of the nationwide agitations against the CAA and NRC. Comics, illustrations and posters created over the past few weeks have helped raise awareness about the flaws in the NRC and CAA, while also refuting the government narrative surrounding these policies.
The online poster for the Not In My Name protests is perhaps the most recent example of art’s vital role as a challenger of bigotry and dogma, as the vanguard of a new order, as a non-conformist of remarkable eloquence.