MASKED: Self Portraits of a Pandemic
This virtual exhibition brings together art from around the world, tapping into a central theme inspired by the COVID-19 crisis. The theme is open to a broad exploration of major events and incidents that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as sinophobia as well as prejudice, ableism, audism, xenophobia, discrimination, violence, and racism.
Artists were encouraged to interpret the concept of self-portrait broadly. Anything from a true-to-life likeness, think Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, and Odd Nerdrum, to a reinvented self-portrait using an object or text that captures who you are, think Jim Dine and Robert Rauschenberg. All styles of self-portraiture, including realism, abstraction, representational, traditional, non-representational, modern, and conceptual, were welcomed to allow artists to showcase their individuality and unique style while also revealing insight into their experience of the current global pandemic.
Exhibition opens to the public virtually on Saturday, August 1. 2020 at 12PM EST
All exhibited work will be for sale on Ikouii.com.