The Covid-19 pandemic dealt a blow to the art world when it forced the closure of many galleries, but from this has emerged new creative life with an exhibition opening in Tokyo exploring how the virus has changed the way people create and interpret artistic expression.

"Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning: Our Wellbeing Since the Pandemic” investigates the effects of Covid-19 on the art world and how the public interprets it.

The pandemic has changed our way of seeing the world and, therefore, also our way of interpreting art, Mami Kataoka, director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, told reporters.