Artists fill their windows with light displays for isolation exhibit

As the coronavirus casts a shadow on humanity, these artists are projecting some light into the darkness.

Lockdown-friendly exhibit Light Windows is shining art into the world this month by encouraging those with access to windows and ways of illuminating them to cast some love onto the Earth’s empty streets.

The global installation features a handful of windows based in New York City, all of which can be visited — virtually or in person at night — using the exhibit’s online map.

“That feeling of lighting up your windows, turning your space into a space where you can share your work — our cities really need that hope and inspiration right now,” Martina Mrongovius, Light Windows curator and Creative Director of Queens’ Center for Holographic Arts, tells The Post.

Mrongovius was inspired to start the project both by her longtime experience installing work in windows and the rainbows children have begun hanging up since the coronavirus pandemic began.

More than 50 artists are involved in the project — a growing number since anyone can participate by posting a photo of their creation to social media and tagging #LightWindows.


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