Mask On! A Virtual Exhibition
Face masks are a defining symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the demand for face coverings – both medical and non-medical – grew in the early days of the pandemic, fashion brands, designers, makers, and artists everywhere began producing masks in a variety of styles, colours, shapes, and sizes.
Mask On! documents the pandemic’s influence on fashion, art, and culture through a collection of 26 masks designed and made by 21 different creators. The masks in this exhibition highlight the diverse responses to the challenges presented by COVID-19. In addition, they are not only a symbol of the ongoing pandemic, but also stand in alignment with the FRC’s core values of inclusivity, decolonization, and sustainability.
The FRC is grateful for the hard work of our diligent Research Assistants. Special thanks to Tori Hopgood (external link) , Steve Nguyen (external link) , Julia Brucculieri, (external link) Prudence Mekongue (external link) , and Laura Dionne (external link) for the time they have dedicated to this exhibition.