The Jewish Chronicle
GOLDEN DRAWINGS AND ‘THE COVIAD’
V As part of its move to being an online museum with a physical presence, benuri.org is showing David Breuer-Weil’s ‘The Coviad’.
The gallery is also hosting a film and a biography of the artist to be published on 26 April.
The Coviad is a contemporary version of the Bayeux Tapestry for the age of Covid, and of identical size — 350,000 square centimetres.
The Coviad was executed prior to the current debate about the proposed restoration of the Bayeux Tapestry in the UK, making it uncannily relevant. This epic work, executed in pencil and gold leaf, and one of the largest drawings in history, tells of the experiences of the last year in detail. From the mysterious origins of the pandemic to its global spread, the artist transforms many symbols that appear in the tapestry into contemporary icons. The Coviad (a pun on The Iliad), charts the spread of the pandemic carried by planes, boats and people, lockdowns, support bubbles, Thursday night clapping, a masked population, daily walks, separation from loved ones and tragic fatalities. https://benuri.org/ video/129-davidbreuer-weil-thecoviad-ben-uri/