Distance Yourself From Hate Mask
The effort, led by the International Committee for the Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textiles (ICOM Costume), is a collaboration between international art organizations to produce a new virtual exhibition called Clothing the Pandemic: A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World.
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the country’s representative in the international roster, which includes the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum (United Kingdom), the Museo Kordilyera (Philippines), and the Théodore Monod African Art Museum (Senegal).
The exhibition is a showcase of over 100 masks that’s curated into six different art themes: Art & Invention, Politics & Protest, Solidarity & Communities, Body & Spirit, Innovation & Sustainability, and Fashion & Pop Culture. In the ACM contribution, the collection includes two Singaporean artists, one being Andrew Gn, a Paris-based Singaporean fashion designer who fashioned a silk organza and tulle mask, with hand-embroidered floral motifs made at his Parisian atelier. His choice of white for the overall design