Confined Artists – Free Spirits

Maryam Eisler and LUX Magazine

Langlands & Bell together with some of the world’s greatest artists photographed in lockdown by Maryam Eisler

Langlands & Bell


Globally, we’re in this pandemic together, but it’s different for each of us. It underlines how interconnected and interdependent we all are and reminds us of the true value of human connection. We really need each other, not just to survive, but also to have a meaningful life.


LUX Contributing Editor and artist Maryam Eisler has been photographing some of the world’s greatest artists over FaceTime and WhatsApp for LUX. As the project evolves, our online exhibition Confined Artists – Free Spirits: photographs from lockdown by Maryam Eisler will grow, accompanied by musings from the likes of Marina Abramovic, Larry Bell, George Condo, Eric Fischl, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marilyn Minter, Shirin Neshat and Laurie Simmons. Below, LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai introduces Maryam’s brilliant and original oeuvre, and Maryam herself muses on her inspiration, after which we present her works in all their raw and un-retouched digital glory.