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In Ñspel: The coronavirus crisis has exposed the ugly truth about celebrity culture and capitalism

Pśñ ɖ bot ǎt ... Devid Gefn’z $590m sūṗyot, Rîzñsún. Foṭgraf: Ax́n Pres/Rex/Śuṭstoc
Pśñ ɖ bot ǎt … Devid Gefn’z $590m sūṗyot, Rîzñsún. Foṭgraf: Ax́n Pres/Rex/Śuṭstoc
Ɖ c’roṇvîṛs-crîsis hz xpozd ɖ ugli truʈ abt s’lebṛticulćr n capiṭlizm

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 31 March 2020)

Ɖ rić n feṃs r despṛt t pruv w r ol in ɖs tgɖr – in fact, ɖ ǎtbrec hz hîlîtd jst hǎ fōls ɖt z

Arwa Mādawi

Tyzde, 31 Marć 2020

Wd y sper a ʈt fr ol ɖ pur, suf̣rñ s’lebṛtiz ǎt ɖr? Ẃl ɖs z a dificlt tîm fr evrwn, it hz bn ptiklrli tuf on ɖ feṃs. Ɖe hv bn upstejd bî a vîṛs. Nwn cerz ẃt ɖe r wẹrñ or hu ɖe r snogñ eni mor; ɖ wrld’z atnśn hz bn dvrtd bî a hedlîn-hogñ pandemic. It sīmz az f sm s’lebṛtiz r startñ t grapl wɖ ɖ rịlîześn ɖt ɖe r nt qt az importnt or b’luvid az ɖe ʈt ɖe wr.

Gal Gdót wz ɖ frst victim v ɖ gret s’lebṛti-baclaś v 2020. “W’r ol in ɖs tgɖr,” ɖ Wundr Wmn star aśurd s in a vidio on Insṭgram a cupl v wīcs ago, bfr lōnćñ intu a star-studd rendiśn v Jon Lenn’z Imajin. Cn y imajin hǎ litl slf’wernis y mst hv t inlist a bunć v multimiłnerz t sñ abt a wrld wɖ “no pześnz” ẃl hyj numbrz v ppl r luzñ ɖer jobz? Ɖ ton-def pformns wz swiftli savijd.

Wn wd hv ʈt ɖ gliṭrāti mt hv lrnt fṛm ɖ sceɖñ riax́n t Gdót’s sñ’loñ. Bt no, ɖ vepid meṣjz v hop fṛm selebz cīp cmñ – az d ɖ dsgustd rsponsz fṛm ɖ public. Mdona, fr rīznz onli ś nz, dsîdd t prīć t s fṛm a baʈtub fl v rôzpetlz. Covid-19 “dz’nt cer abt hǎ rić y r” ś informd s. “It’s ɖ gret īqlîzr.” It srtnli bròt ppl tgɖr in dsden fr hr ǎt-v-tuć antics.

Ɖen ɖr z ɖ biłner Devid Gefn, hu dlitd Insṭgram aftr ɖ insnst riax́n t him postñ picćrz v hiz $590m (£480m) sūṗyot, on ẃć h z slf-îṣletñ, wɖ ɖ capśn “hop evrwn z steyñ sef”. Fẹrñ slîtli betr on ɖ sośl-mīdia frunt z Ivanca Trump, hu hz nt yt s’qestrd hrslf on a sūṗyot. Instd ś z slflisli edycetñ ɖ gret unwośt bî postñ a vidio v hr cidz clīnñ ɖer handz wɖ $39 Īṣp sop. A riyl wmn v ɖ ppl.

Nǎ it sīmz ɖt Faṛl Wiłmz hz bcm ɖ lêtist s’lebṛti hu z stuc insd bt c’nt rīd ɖ rūm. Last wīc, ɖ ḿziśn cōld on hiz Twitr folowrz t dnet t hospitlz. A repriznttiv rplî: “Y’r wrʈ ovr $150 miłn, dnet yr ǒn muni.” Wiłmz lêtr claṛfaid ɖt h hd olrdi dnetd; nvɖles, it fīlz az f an ōfl lot v s’lebṛtiz r mor cīn on s’liṣtñ muni fṛm ɖ plebz ɖn rīćñ intu ɖer ǒn prsz. Ɖ śef n TV star Bobi Fle, fr xampl, hu z sd t b wrʈ abt $30 miłn, set p a GoFundMi campen t hlp him pe hiz resṭront-implôīz. Ɖt z capiṭlizm fr y: ivnć̣li y hv t rlî on uɖr ppl’z muni.

S’lebṛtiz biyñ clūlis z nʈñ ny, bt it fīlz az f ɖr hz nvr bn sć angr levld at ɖ jetset. Far fṛm biyñ a “gret īqlîzr”, c’roṇvîṛs hz md iniqoḷti imposbl t ignor. Ɖt z nt jst wlʈ-iniqoḷti, bt iniqoḷti v axes t hlʈcer. A ny feṃs prsn sīmz t tst poẓtiv fr c’roṇvîṛs evri de ẃl xibtñ mîld simtmz at bst. Mnẃl, ǎr frendz n faṃli cn b cofñ p ɖer luñz n stl nt gt axes t a tst or a hospitlbed.

S’lebṛticulćr n capiṭlizm r inxtricbli intwînd. Bʈ eḷvet ɖ indivijl ovr ɖ c’lectiv gd. Ɖe rlî on ɖ lai v “meṛtocṛsi”: wrc hard n y cn aćiv ẃtvr y wont. Bt it hz bcm uncumftbli clir hǎ litl w valy ǎr hardist wrcrz – ɖ hlʈcer-pṛfeśnlz, sūṗmarcitstaf, busdrîvrz n dlivridrîvrz hu r cīpñ ɖ wrld runñ ẃl ɖ rić run t ɖer secnd homz. N it hz nvr bn so clir hǎ litl ɖ ppl hu rn ɖ most cntribyt t ssayti. “W’r ol in ɖs tgɖr,” ɖ rić n feṃs cīp telñ s. Sori, bt it z obvịs ɖt w r nt.

Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mādawi z a Gardịn coḷmnist

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In Ñspel: The Observer view on government failure in the coronavirus crisis

Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ Obzrvr vy on guvnmntfełr in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 29 March 2020)

A pandemic wz olwz gwñ t pt ɖ hlʈsistm undr stren, bt Britn wz wǒf̣li unredi

Súnde, 29 Marć 2020

Last wīc bròt ɖ trajic nyz v ɖ frst medicl pṛfeśnlz t fōl victim t Britn’z c’roṇvîṛs eṗdemic. Dr. Hbīb Zaīdi wz a cḿṇti JP in Esix hu daid fṛm sspctd Covid-19 simtmz last Wenzde. Dr. Adil El Tîar wz a Lundn-best orgntransplant srjn hu b’livd h cntractd ɖ ilnis ẃl wrcñ in hospitlz in ɖ Wst Midḷndz. Ɖr wl vri lîcli b mor doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf hu olso lūz ɖer lîvz az a rzult v ɖer criticl wrc in trītñ peśnts wɖ ɖ vîṛs. It z an apōlñ rmîndr ɖt, evri de, NHS n sośl-cer staf r ptñ ɖer ǒn livz at risc in ordr t sev ɖ lîvz v uɖrz.

In rīsnt dez, ɖ ef̣t t ramp p ɖ NHS’z criticl-cer cpaṣti hz bn increḍbl. Wrc z wel undr we t bild a ny hospitl at Lundn’z Xel sntr: fṛm nxt wīc, NHS Nîtñgel wl pṛvîd 500 bedz, wɖ spes t xpand t 4,000; an increḍbl 27-fold incris in ɖ capitl’z criticl-cer bedz. Similr hospitl xpanśnprogramz r gtñ undr we in Brmñm n Manćestr.

It wl, hvr, tec an imns hymn ef̣t fṛm doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf t cīp ɖ NHS on its fīt. Medicl pṛfeśnlz wl b draftd in fṛm arnd ɖ cuntri t staf ɖz xtra bedz; mni wl liv on sait n wrc fizicli n imośṇli xōstñ śifts in bérli tolṛbl cndiśnz. P n dǎn ɖ cuntri, doctrz n nrsz hv sd gdbî t ɖer nirist n dirist, muvñ ǎt v ɖer faṃlihomz, or r sndñ ćildṛn t liv wɖ reḷtivz, ptnṣ́li fr munʈs, in ordr t avôd ptñ ɖm at risc. It z utrli ō-inspîrñ, n w s’lūt ɖer dedceśn t srvis. It wl nt b fgotn.

Bt ɖ dedceśn v medicl pṛfeśnlz contrasts śarpli wɖ ɖ lac v guvnmntpriperidnis – fr xampl in pṛkrñ xtra stocs v vnṭletrz, prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt (PPI) n vîṛs-tstñ cits. It śd hv bn clir fṛm ɖ evidns cmñ ǎt v Ćîna fṛm Febrri onẉdz ɖt ɖ riscs v a globl pandemic, rqîrñ sgnificnt adiśnl medicl rzorsz, wr vri hî indd.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt

Yt it wz onli tū wīcs ago ɖt ɖ hlʈministr, Mát Hancoc, iśùd a public cōl fr cumṗniz t contact ɖ guvnmnt n asist in vnṭletrpṛdux́n. Sins ɖen, xtrimli wuriyñ dītelz hv imrjd ɖt sjst ɖr wz a lac v pṛkrmntcompitns wɖn ɖ guvnmnt. Britn hz nt tecn part in a YY jônt-pṛkrmnt scīm fr vnṭletrz, ẃć cd hv yzd ɖ blóc’s c’lectiv prć̣sñpǎr t incris ɖ stoc v vnṭletrz ɖt ɖ NHS hz axes t.

At frst, guvnmntsorsz clemd ɖ YC dsîdd nt t ptiṣpet bcz w r no longr a membr v ɖ YY, n ɖt ɖ YC wz “mcñ its ǒn ef̣ts” t sors xtra vnṭletrz. Ɖen w wr tld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt hd axdnṭli míst ɖ dedlîn; ɖs wz pt dǎn t “an iniśl cḿṇceśnprobḷm”. Bt Bruslz pubḷcli anǎnst planz fr a jônt pṛkrmntproses – wîdli rportd in ɖ pres – wīcs ago, n it hz md clir ɖt YC repriznttivz wr preznt at mītñz ẃr jônt pṛkrmnt wz dscust.

Ɖs oṿsît dz nʈñ t ale firz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt me hv pást p on ɖ oṗtyṇti t tec part in a YY iniṣ́tiv t pṛkr lîf-sevñ iqipmnt fr îdịlojicl rīznz. Morovr, xistñ vnṭletrmańfacćrrz in ɖ YC se ɖt, dspt cntactñ ɖ guvnmnt wɖ ofrz t ramp p ɖer pṛdux́n, ɖe hv hd litl rspons. Wn cumṗni, D’rect Axes, cntactd ɖ Dpartmnt fr Biznis aftr sorsñ 5,000 vnṭletrz bt hŕd nʈñ bac, n aftr a fy dez ɖ s’plîz wr d’rectd elsẃr. Anɖr s’playr, MEC Medicl, olso sd ɖ guvnmnt feld t rspond t its ofrz t xpand vnṭletrpṛdux́n.

Ɖr r olso iśuz ovr ɖ aveḷbiḷti v PPI. Last wīc it imrjd ɖt in 2016 ɖ Dpartmnt v Hlʈ rjctd xprt’dvîs t incris PPI stocpîlz agnst ɖ risc v an influenẓpandemic on ɖ grǎndz v cost. Ɖs dsiźn hz hd consiqnsz: medicl pṛfeśnlz cntiny t rport ɖt ɖr r stl śorṭjz v iqipmnt at ɖ fruntlîn. Sm NHS trusts hv bn ascñ scūlz t dnet saynsgoglz; n sm doctrz rport ɖt ɖe hv sorst n peid fr ɖer ǒn pṛtctiv mascs. Staf rmen cnsrnd ɖt ɖ rīzn ɖt ɖ YC advîs on pṛtctiv iqipmnt dvrjz fṛm ɖt v ɖ Wrld Hlʈ-Orġnîześn in sm instnsz z t prizrv liṃtd s’plîz, rɖr ɖn set ǎt bst practis.

Ɖs z ɖ sîn v a hlʈsistm ɖt hz bn pt undr xtrim preśr bî inadiqt levlz v fundñ sins 2010. A pandemic v ɖs sort wd olwz ples intolṛbl stren on ɖ NHS. Bt its impact wl b wrs az a rzult v a deced v unḍfundñ ɖt hz left hospitl bed-okpnsi rets reğlrli xidñ sef levlz; ilectiv oṗreśnz cansld dy t cpaṣti-iśuz; criticl-cer cpaṣti at lowr levlz ɖn most Yṛpiyn cuntriz; n a stafñcrîsis ɖt hz dplitd ɖ mral v fruntlîn staf.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt t ɖs sort v xtrordnri crîsis ɖn wn ɖt hz a litl briɖñrūm. Ɖr wl b uņesṣri n avôḍbl deʈs az a rzult. Tde, w śd aplōd ɖ xtrordnri ef̣ts biyñ md bî mni acrs guvnmnt t redi ɖ NHS fr ɖ sūnāmi ɖt z abt t hit it. Bt ɖ tîm wl cm t hold acǎntbl ɖoz poḷtiśnz hu wr so cīn t wīld uņesṣri bujitcuts az a baj v ɖer Cnsrvtiv cṛdnślz, ẃl peyñ litl hīd t ɖ consiqnsz v ɖer ax́nz.

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GRAYSON PERRY: PROVINCIAL PUNK │ Turner Contemporary, Margate → 13 September 2015

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“It z a cnd v tizñ rbłn; it z nt a vayḷnt rvluśn”

Noel Halifax SOCIALIST REVIEW June 2015
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Martin Gayford SPECTATOR 30 May 2015
Alison Cole INDEPENDENT 29 May 2015
Joe Lloyd APOLLO 27 May 2015
Michael Prodger BLOUIN ART INTO 25 May 2015
Jonathan Jones GUARDIAN 22 May 2015
David Johns ITV 22 May 2015
Bob Henderson GAY TIMES

Continue reading GRAYSON PERRY: PROVINCIAL PUNK │ Turner Contemporary, Margate → 13 September 2015

NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT / BRISTOL │ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery → 27 September 2015

Wielandstr, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany 3 Corridor
Wielandstr, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany 3 Corridor

GALLERYARTIST

“Alawñ vizitrz t xpirịns ɖ gôstarcitcćr v a soft coridor n sterces têlrd fṛm fabric bêst on ɖ artist’s hom in Ny Ywc”

Wielandstr, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany 3 Corridor
Wielandstr, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany 3 Corridor

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ART FUND 27 May 2015
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Continue reading NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT / BRISTOL │ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery → 27 September 2015

THE GRAND TOUR: PABLO BRONSTEIN AND THE TREASURES OF CHATSWORTH │ Nottingham Contemporary → 20 September 2015

Pablo Bronstein at Chatsworth House. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
Pablo Bronstein at Chatsworth House. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

GALLERYARTIST

“Bronstîn’z erydît drw̃z, pformnsz, frnićr n public art rlet t bʈ ɖ past n ɖ preznt in unsetlñli paṛdoxcl, smtmz hymṛs wez”

GRAND TOUR

Two William IV chairs installed by Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.
Two William IV chairs installed by Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

Mark Sheerin CULTURE24 17 July 2015
Mark Hudson TELEGRAPH 14 July 2015
“Wn v ɖoz hîṗcnspćlîzd xbiśnz ɖt mc prfct sens f y rīd ɖ kretr’z txts on ɖ we rnd – n vrćli nn f y d’nt”
ARTLYST 7 July 2015
BBC 4 July 2015
APOLLO MAGAZINE 3 July 2015
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NOTTINGHAM POST 7 October 2014

East Midlands

HENRI MATISSE SCULPTURE: THE BACKS │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts → 1 September 2015

Back I. Nu de dos I c.1909-10, cast 1955-6. Bronze, 1899 x 1168 x 184 mm.
Nu de dos I, c.1909-10, cast 1955-6. Bronze, 1899 x 1168 x 184 mm.

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“Hvr ofn y si ɖm, ɖ sîz n scêl v ɖ Bacs têcs yr breʈ awe”
Hilary Spurling GUARDIAN 12 May 2007 Continue reading HENRI MATISSE SCULPTURE: THE BACKS │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts → 1 September 2015

DAVID HOCKNEY: THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING │ Annely Juda Fine Art, London → 28 August 2015

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011. 3 January 2011. iPad drawing printed on paper, edition of 25, 139.7 x 105.4
The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011. 3 January 2011. iPad drawing printed on paper, edition of 25, 139.7 x 105.4

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“Dpictñ ɖ difṛnt stêjz of ɖ Arîvl of Sprñ, fṛm glūmi wintrsīnz t vîbṛntli brît sprñ”

ARTLYST 8 JULY 2015
Jim Greenhalf BRADFORD TELEGRAPH & ARGUS 19 February 2015
Ben Luke LONDON EVENING STANDARD 8 May 2014
Natasha Kurchanova STUDIO INTERNATIONAL 22 September 2014
Martin Gayford BLOUIN ART INFO 20 May 2014
Mark Hudson TELEGRAPH 8 May 2014
David Hockney GUARDIAN 18 April 2014
CULTURE WHISPER 2014
Adrian Hamilton INDEPENDENT 17 January 2012

London

TERRY FROST │ Leeds Art Gallery → 30 August 2015

Green Below, 2003, acrylic paint, collage on canvas
Green Below, 2003, acrylic paint, collage on canvas

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“Līdz hd sć a significnt inflụns on mî faɖr’z ŕli artistc dveḷpmnt, it z ɖ prfict plês t lōnć ɖs xbiśn in hiz sentīnrīyir. It wl b grt t si sć a bredʈ v Dad’z wrc prizntd hir wɖ a freś ny dnamic aproć.”
Anṭni Frost

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Michael McNay et al GUARDIAN 3 September 2003

“At Camḅwel, Wiłm Coldstrīm ran a mʈodcl, disiplind lîfclas: ɖ clinicl aproć n Coldstrīm’z prsnl coldṇs wr bʈ inimicl t Frost, bt ɖ disiplin wz gd fr an aspîrñ pêntr wɖ no prīvịs trênñ, n h hd ɖ gd luc ɖt Victr Pasmor wz olso tīćñ ɖr. Pasmor tld hm t stop cmñ t clasz n g n lc at ɖ pêntñz in ɖ Naśnl Gaḷri. Frost tc onli ɖ secnd haf v ɖ advîs: h nīdd t cntiny clasz t cīp hiz grant.”

“F y nô bfr y lc, y cn’t si fr nwñ”

Yorkshire, Cleveland and the Humber

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN: IN-BETWEEN │ South London Gallery → 13 September 2015

Photo: Mark Blower
Photo: Mark Blower

GALLERYARTIST

“Đ ćalinj v cnfruntñ ɖ wrld’z riaḷti standz btwn ‘crieśn’ n ‘dstruẋn’. ‘In Btwn’ z ɖ afmeśn v pricerịs dmenśn, ɖ dmenśn v ɖ non-gaṛntīd.”

Mike Urban BRIXTON BUZZ 6 July 2015
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London

FIGHTING HISTORY │ Tate Britain, London → 13 September 2015

John Singleton Copley: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781. 1783
John Singleton Copley: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781. 1783

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ARTISTS
John Singleton CopleyBenjamin WestRichard HamiltonDexter Dalwood, William Frederick Yeames, John MintonJeremy Deller

“Lcñ at hâ artists hv trnsformd significnt ivnts intu pêntñz n artwrcs ɖt incurij s t rflct on âr ôn plês in histri”

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CARSTEN HÖLLER: DECISION │ Hayward, London → 6 September 2015

Isometric Slides

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“Đ oʈntc Wili Wonca v cntmprri art”

Jesc Bunyard HUNGER TV 28 June 2015
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Zoe Pilger INDEPENDENT 14 June 2015
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Adrian Searle GUARDIAN 8 June 2015
Alice Vincent TELEGRAPH 1 April 2015
Emily Gosling IT’S NICE THAT 31 March 2015
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