The recent pandemic has brought degrowth again to the foreground. During the lockdown period, human activity was curtailed. Another slower pace prevailed, which allowed the natural world to breathe. The world of art and and culture was affected but at the same time turned to technologies and practices that reduced its footprint on the planet. With the return to "normalcy", was anything gained from the difficult experience of the pandemic? Do discussions about the sustainability of culture synch with those about the sustainability of the planet? What can the the model of degrowth offer in the field of art offer and how feasible is it? In approaching the above questions, this brief statement will refer to contemporary artistic and curatorial practices that question the imaginary of endless and boundless progress.