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Artists make the mask-wearing task less inane

Written by Adam Bryce

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Virgil Abloh, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono and more design PPE masks for MoCA.

If you’re fortunate enough to have found yourself in New Zealand mid-pandemic, it can be embarrassingly easy to forget what’s happening beyond the safety of our shores.

Amidst the heartbreak of Covid-19 suffering, we see glimmers of creativity that instil a sense of lightness during dark times. Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) are providing such feelings with a rather unusual-for-them type of collaboration.

MoCA, in pursuit of providing artistic happiness, have called upon some big-name creatives to make the mask-wearing task less inane. Designs by Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas and Andy Warhol all adorn PPE masks with the intention of brightening up your day.

Sadly, MoCA’s museum doors are shut for the foreseeable future but their online store is bustling, so get browsing.


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