A nonanswer to “Art in these times”

So a few weeks ago one of my mentors/thesis readers/person whomst I learn from Zach Lieberman brought the question of “What is art in these times?”

I remember the first time this was brought up was on a Zoom call with myself and a few other students and I just kind of did a nod and fake smile. I was screaming inside. Partially because of my condition making it such that I could barely eat food that week, partially because it took almost all of my energy to do anything these days and a lot of times art felt very low on the list.