China is Looking to Art for a Morale Boost
China’s art, from rock concerts to museum exhibits is moving online during the coronavirus outbreak.
With the ongoing health concerns almost all live music venus, art fairs, and museums have closed their doors indefinitely.
However, in an attempt to enrich the people’s spirits and cultural life, organizations are working overtime to provide much-needed relief by producing content online.
Many museums, exhibits, and cultural sites, including the Forbidden City and the famous terracotta warriors have setup guided virtual tours for people to view and enjoy at home. These are seriously awesome and we recommend checking them out.
A legendary music venue in Wuhan called VOX Livehouse produced a virtual music festival that has since sparked a nation-wide trend of similar events. Record labels, musicians, and venues are organizing “bedroom music festivals” and live-streamed club nights, available online for free.
Although it is a very difficult time for many people in China, it’s really great to see artistic and cultural organizations come together to help boost the morale of the population.