21 Artists reinvent 21 Masks for the 21st Century

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Published:  May 21, 2013
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21 Artists reinvent 21 Masks for the 21st Century

He Made She Made has invited 21 artists and designers alike to create and display a bespoke mask as part of their Masked Intentions exhibition and publication release.

The brief was amorphous with the intention of generating a divergent body of work. From deeply personal experiences, to social commentary, to future projections, the conceptual narratives were as varied as the physical executions. No conceptual or material boundaries to the masks have been adhered to other than that they must be wearable and fit a human sized head. The finished masks take on various forms, presenting unique stories of their genuine (or fictional) significance to the world and their creators.

Contributors include Benja Harney, Dion Horstmans, Jake Stollery, Eduardo Wolfe-Alegria, Thi Nguyen, Kit Palaskas, Naughtyfish, Luke Chiswell, Hollie Martin, Vert Design, Tamara Maynes, Paula Walden, North Left, Patrick Patrick, Lulu Ruttley + Matt Preisz, Vincent Buret, Lenny, Ray Ray, Swayze, Laura Lay and Oscar Casas.

Sydney photographer Tomasz Machnik has beautifully documented the masks which will be presented to the public as limited edition prints. A keepsake publication of the masks will also be available for the duration of the show.

The Masked Intentions exhibition and publication release will be held this Wednesday the 22nd of May at He Made She Made Gallery at 70 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

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