Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition.

Art Aia – Creatives/ In / Residence has been invited by Nongyuan International Art Village to cooperate on an international art project: Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition. Artists, designers, art students or groups, art lovers from various disciplines all over the world are welcome to send their art pieces related to the theme of Coronavirus. Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition is an Online Exhibition that will be updated regularly on Nongyuan International Art Village official website.

Here an intro from NY20 :

“In the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)
makes great impacts on China. But Chinese people are united and
determined to fight against the COVID-19 and, thankfully, continue
receiving help and support from many other countries.
With the rapid development of modern society, the world is closely
connected. Globalization obliges the international community to bear and
contemplate various challenges together. Like other disasters or issues,
virus outbreak is a challenge not the only country faces; while fighting
against the virus is to fight with fate for a better life, the mutual wish of
Instant measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak, by China,
stabilizes the domestic situation, which earns appreciation but also
misunderstanding. Some exaggerated rhetoric and prejudices try to
disturb the public opinion. However, we should realize that when human
beings are confronted with same suffering, misunderstandings will only
make people suffer more and warmth is what we all need.
Art is like a kind of medicine, relieving pains and creating warmth for
people who are suffering; meanwhile, it is a tool, which can be used to
record, express, communicate, encourage and reflect in difficulties,
despite of time, space, language, religion and etc… We should initiatively
use it to provide a platform for sincere, decent and humanitarian art
expression, and to embrace objective public opinion about the COVID-19,
which is why we want to start this International Online Art Exhibition.

When the coronavirus broke out, are there some people who have to
stay alone away from home, or unable to fall asleep due to panic, or
wander and feel lost? … Each individual constitute the collective society
and their life the true image of the time and event. Art should reflect its
times, which we called “empathy”. During this difficult period that
empathy is increasingly needed, is it not unnecessary for us to restore the
art into the life?
This international online art exhibition is on an independent and
nonprofit website. We call for artists and art lovers at home and abroad to
record what they know, see, feel and think since COVID-19 occurs.
We hope this will be a channel where the international art community
would know more about the epidemic situation, authentic materials for art
creation can be provided, and misunderstandings and anxieties can
relieved. We look forward to hearing about the most real thoughts and
showing the truest state of people during the outbreak. We sincerely long
to increase the possibility of communication and mutual understanding,
and let the vital function of art, warming the soul, return. In the midst of
common adversity, hope art can cross borders, truly touch the bottom of
heart, convey love and help selves and others though we’re oceans apart.”

For more information and to download the application form please click here 2020 Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition.