The activist and artist Ai Weiwei has taken to sharing screenshots of his FaceTime conversations, including one with his mom. This series of photos on the artist’s Instagram account captures the daily ritual of video calling that many around the world are continuing to practice. But that’s not the artist’s only contribution to the current moment. He also penned an essay for the Art Newspaper discussing China’s response to the pandemic. “When will the virus be under control? When will it end? Will it come back? People will always have these concerns,” the artist, who was working on a documentary about Covid-19 when the virus broke out in China, wrote.