SPREAD ART NOT VIRUSES  




Spread Art Not Viruses is an online art project initiated in Melbourne to unite all communities from both local and global contexts with their creativity and participation to show reciprocal support to the ones who are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic originated in Wuhan, China.

If the languages or the differences in cultures are the
barriers that are dividing us, maybe finding another medium would be great to show positivity.
Art is powerful in this case, we can use art as a communication tool to engage with the
community.










Supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants

#SPREADARTNOTVIRUSES


 
WE INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN US TO SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THROUGH ARTISTIC AND RECIPROCAL RESPONSES. USE THE HASHTAG
#SPREADARTNOTVIRUSES TO GIVE US PERMISSION TO REPOST YOUR SUPPORT!



ARTISTS
As an artist you can send us a list of addresses anywhere in the world in the following format, we will plant your artworks at those locations on ZOME.

(Longitude),(Latitude), 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia (separated by comma).


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ARTISTS




CHRISTOPHER LANGTON


PETER ATKINS


CHEN TIANZHUO


CYRUS TANG











Christopher Langton ‘Colony’ 2019 installation. Photography by Andrew Curtis

SANV Y&R




SUJI


LI XIANGLONG


LUO JINGFAN













Li Xianglong ‘what you want sir, I want to open your heart’ 2019, Mixed media

  ZOME






“During the time of Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, many are experiencing social isolation and loneliness, since humans and our societies thrive on interaction, it has been a great psychological challenge for those who are staying indoors and working from home.

We hope the “Spread Art Not Viruses” project together with the use of ZOME can inspire more artists and other creative minds and give them new ways to interact with each other and connect with the world.

Without the need of leaving your homes or studios, you can now plant your art pieces, video works, writings, music compositions anywhere around the globe in AR, also in the form of future time capsules through ZOME. Hopefully, as a result of this project, when the virus passes, there will be many heartening artworks and stories to be discovered when you walk past the streets and at other unexpected places.

Essentially this is what art and innovative technology is all about and should be doing, especially during times like this—bringing people together in more meaningful ways and inspiring others to see the world from fresh new perspectives.”

Theodore Wohng, CEO & Founder of ZOME
 





DISCOVER THE AR ARTWORKS ON ZOME