Like many people, I’ve been living a largely digital life for the last six months. The hermit-introvert side of me has been happy enough. But let’s be honest: a virtual experience of the world is dissatisfying most of the time, and for the rest it’s downright depressing.

As an arts enthusiast, I’ve learned to adjust my expectations. There have been moments of invigoration, poignance, delight — but the medium and the interface always being the same, no matter how brilliant the artist in question, the art encounter has tended to be a bit ... samey.

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