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The Power Of Art

Qu Guangci on the role of art in times of crisis

By Xie Yi Updated May.22

For Qu Guangci, Chinese sculptor and founder of X+Q Art, 2020 has been a special year.

The suffering caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as the sacrifices made and positivity shown in facing the crisis, have led Qu rethink the roles of contemporary art and artists in difficult times. 

In his interview with NewsChina, Qu shares his personal stories during the outbreak, his views on the social responsibility of artists, and how contemporary art unites people in times of crisis.