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Teaching art online, Jiang Zhi @ Blindspot Gallery & in the studio: pianist Jacqueline Leung


Teaching art online, Jiang Zhi @ Blindspot Gallery & in the studio: pianist Jacqueline Leung

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected most areas of our lives for the worse, including education. Teachers have had to do their best to adapt teaching materials for online learning. Some students are finding it hard to concentrate at home or learn in online classes. The enforced separation has had more effect in some areas than others, particularly in those that involve manual skills or communal activity: for example, performing in an orchestral or chamber music setting, or on stage.
And then there are other forms of art such as sculpture and ceramics.

News about Covid-19 and its effects on us and our societies is ever-present. It’s not surprising then that the arts are also reflecting on it. At the Blindspot Gallery, Beijing-based artist Jiang Zhi’s latest exhibition is inspired by the pandemic and by recent social upheavals. The exhibition “Can I Become Better?” includes a new series of figurative works that he says are also a personal response to the question “Can the world become better?”

Pianist Jacqueline Leung is known for her classical repertoire, but she’s also passionate about bridging the gap between the classical repertoire and other musical forms. In 2017, she released her debut album “In Sunshine or in Shadow”. She’s here right now to introduce her newest album of music, this one inspired by a golden era of New York.

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