april, 2021

30aprAll DayMoved OnlineBeMask’d: Wearable Art in the Time of Quarantine

Event Details

Following the Biennial theme of Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality, this exhibition is designed to explore and discuss the new realities of social distancing in a time of change and upheaval, as we navigate these uncharted territories wearing an additional accessory on our faces. In the time of COVID-19, how do we challenge and interrogate the position of face masks in our individual and collective experiences? The purpose of this exhibition is to explore the artisan’s design reaction to the proliferation of face masks (indeed, the swarm) into daily life. The featured wearable art masks correlate with designs developed over the course of the artisan’s career as a professional costume designer, and act as a bridge between current practice and the garments that launched her career, creating objects to complement designs previously viewed as complete. In a parallel way, where we once considered our daily outfits as completed ensembles, our current existence in public spaces necessitates the addition of protective face coverings. Together, we create a swarm of be-masked faces, presenting more anonymized visages and working together for the greater good.

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All Day (Friday)

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