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Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine

7 August 2020

While some museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

While its indoor spaces will not reopen until September, the New-York Historical Society will host a free outdoor exhibition from 14 August, looking at life under lockdown in the city that never sleeps (until 29 November). Photographer Kay Hickman and curator and poet Kevin Powell travelled to all five boroughs of New York City over the course of two days in April, taking photographs and interviewing those few people out on the otherwise empty streets, from health workers to the homeless. More than 50 photographs by Hickman are on show, while interviews with her subjects conducted by Powell are available for visitors to listen to on their mobile phones. Find out more from the New-York Historical Society’s website.

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From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman.

From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman

From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman.

From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman

From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman

From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman