Artist Miyabi Matsuyama Talks About Art and Censorship in China during COVID-19

In times of pandemic, freedom of speech is essential to survival. In China, government censorship has provoked a wave of public outrage, especially following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the COVID-19 whistleblower who subsequently died of the virus. Chinese citizens, especially the digitally savvy generation, have expressed concerns about the government’s banishment of  the hashtag #WeWantFreedomOfSpeech behind the nation’s…