The Top 5 Instagram Accounts to follow

Normally art critic Tabish Khan brings you ‘The Top Art Exhibitions to see each week’. Given that most galleries are shut due to the current Covid-19 health crisis, each week he’ll be bringing you a different top 5 to enjoy while in self-isolation. This week he’s picked 5 Instagram feeds to follow. For other things to do while self-isolating see his top 5 art initiatives, films to watch, podcasts to listen to, books to read and apps to download.

 

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A post shared by worldoffad (@worldoffad) on May 1, 2020 at 1:40am PDT

@WorldOfFAD
Well there’s no doubt where this list should start. Great articles, of course, but also fantastic artworks and during lockdown there have been online exhibitions and Instagram takeovers to keep all our fingers on the pulse of the art world.

 

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A post shared by Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine (@tussenkunstenquarantaine) on May 3, 2020 at 3:17am PDT

@TussenKunstenQuarantaine
If one Instagram feed has been on fire during the lock down it’s this one. Asking others to recreate masterpieces with whatever they have at home has led to some truly inventive re-creations. Toilet roll in place of flowers, washing up liquid standing in for a pigeon and a version of Munch’s the scream using an avocado is inspired.

 

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A post shared by Colossal (@colossal) on Apr 16, 2020 at 7:44am PDT

@Colossal
Beautiful buildings and striking artworks. If you’re looking for Insta-friendly art, design and architecture Colossal has tons of it. A giant figure within a greenhouse, a cardboard robot and a monumental artwork on a hillside have been just a few of the highlights in recent weeks. I’m also a massive fan of @VisualFodder and @DesignBoom for similar reasons.

 

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A post shared by The London Art File (@londonartfile) on Dec 23, 2019 at 5:13am PST

@LondonArtFile
Now anyone who wants to stay in touch with London’s art scene should already be following me (@LondonArtCritic). However, if I were to recommend another London exhibition visitor it would be this feed and it’s great photos and coverage of the major exhibitions in town. She’s also adjusted to lock down by sharing news updates as they land so we know what’s going on in the digital art world.

 

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A post shared by NASA (@nasa) on Apr 18, 2020 at 2:12pm PDT

@NASA
There’s nothing more humbling than seeing photographs of outer space and realising everything we’re seeing is so much older and larger than our tiny minds can comprehend. It’s the most humbling of experiences to gaze at distant galaxies and nebulae that are so far away that it takes light years to get there.

About Tabish Khan

Art Critic for both FAD and Londonist. See as many exhibitions as possible and write reviews, opinion pieces and a weekly top 5 for FAD.