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14 May 2020
Mikhel: I am very ambivalent about it, I am interested to see how institutions come out of this in the end. For a couple of weeks I was following everybody to see what type of programming that was going on and I think there are interesting things out there. In some cases it’s about putting everything online, that they are already doing. The FIFA did a really quick turn around and they put everything online and you know that’s functional and then you know there are institutions that are essentially changing their mandate like Tate Modern. It is going to focus, first on its collection, it’s a collecting institution, and also its local community which was an interesting thing, talking again to my friend at the National Gallery, the local community has never been a part of their mandate. It is a National institute and there are certain restrictions on traditionally how they have been able to represent the Nation… curators flying around the country, but now new types of research and production capacities are being built due to current circumstances. I am interested in how they come up with that.