The international cultural project HELPFUL ART IN COVID maps art from the Covid pandemic period in the world
Face masks have become a separate field of art. In the spring of 2020, we dealt with their shortage in a typical Czech way, ourselves. Face masks and other protective equipment were made at home by the whole nation. Old sewing machines came out and whole families, actors, singers and designers began to sew the face masks. They did not sew only for themselves, but also for their friends, for hospitals, retirement homes and for rescue services. This created the Czech phenomenon of domestic drapes, unique in the world.
The exhibition also includes a collection of face masks from dozens of famous personalities, such as actresses Jana Plodková, Petra Nesvačilová, Ester Geislerová, members of the bands Wohnout, Poetika and Harlej, TV presenter Jakub Železný, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in Prague J.E. Ureerat Chareontoh, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Belgrade Tomáš Kuchta, Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Jan Horník and others. The Helpful Art in Covid project was created thanks to the face masks on Lennon's wall, which is the most famous and largest Czech face masks.
If you want to become part of the Helpful Art in Covid exhibition, send us your face mask with your photo to:
Plechárna Design Factory, Plaská 617/4, Praha 5, 150 00
Author of the project and exhibition
Pavel Šťastný Mobil: +420 604 246 360 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pavel-stastny.cz
Plechárna Design Factory Plaská 4, 150 00 Praha 5 - Malá Strana Tel.: +420 257 326 920 E-mail: email@example.com www.plecharna.cz