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Distance Yourself From Hate Mask

- by Jason Wu.

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

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