is a curated project space for visual artists to connect with audiences online during social distancing and lockdown.

The word ‘chicane’ describes a serpentine bend in the road, inserted by design to force cars to slow down and meditate on their next move. chicane is the curve that aims to circumvent this limbo experienced by many of us in the art world.

Acting as a stopgap remedy for cancelled exhibitions, dark galleries and empty studios, chicane exists purely online and on screens—via virtual exhibitions organised by guest curators, with a platform for art sales. In the spirit of solidarity, full proceeds from artwork editions will go directly to the artists. chicane is a voluntary project launched in April by Andy Boot, Jonny Niesche and Mariam Arcilla, and continues to be run by Jonny Niesche and Andy Boot.

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