In The Era Of Collectively Trapped In Home: A Review Of Wuhan Artist Ke Ming’s Recent Exhibition

In early January 2020, the new coronavirus Covid-19 broke out in Wuhan and swept through cities across China. With the severity of the epidemic escalating, on January 23rd, the Wuhan government decided to put the city in lock down. And due to this, the artist Ke Ming missed the opening ceremony of his solo exhibition…

When The Battle Against Censorship Turns Into Public Performance Art

This week, Chinese magazine <People> published an interview with Ai Fen, a Wuhan doctor who was censored and disciplined by hospital authorities for sharing a diagnostic report on WeChat showing a patient with SARS-like pneumonia in late December. The alarm that Ai sounded was soon shared by her colleague Dr. Li Wenliang and seven other…

How Musicians Are Dealing With Life Under Quarantine: An Interview with Chinese Football’s Xu Bo

Due to the coronavirus, China’s music industry has also been hit hard. All the live-venues were shut down, performances were cancelled or postponed, band members can’t gather for rehearsal. Meanwhile, music live-streaming is suddenly booming. We interviewed Xu Bo, the vocalist and guitarist of Wuhan emo/ math rock band Chinese Football, to try to understand…