Among masks and face masks
20 October - 16 December 2020
At the museum we have masks from various cultures and for many uses: masks for performing at the theatre, for Carnival disguises, for dancing in ritual ceremonies, and so on.
For months now, we have been living among masks and face masks. Living with COVID-19 forces us to wear a face mask for health reasons every day, although that does not stop us from “playing” with it for aesthetic or representational purposes, to put forward demands, etc.
Perhaps we don’t recognise our face behind the face mask, or maybe it lets us turn into another person different from our “self” before the pandemic. Either way, its protective function is vital for all of us.
So, remember: for you and everyone else, please wear a face mask.
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