Clothing the Pandemic

A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World

Politics & Protest

The pandemic has emphasized existing inequalities in society. In response, the COVID-19 mask has quickly become a new wearable surface, like a graphic T-shirt, bearing powerful, aspirational, and inspirational phrases and symbols. From societal injustices and racism to gender violence and human rights, mask makers have channeled their activism to support humanitarian causes and raise funds for charities across the globe.

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