August 11, 2020

K11 has teamed up with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to present limited-production MOCA masks that feature nine designs by globally celebrated artists.

These collectable items include an exclusive creation for K11 by artist Alex Israel which features a sunset palette design mask with a specially designed iconic artist portrait pin. Other designs include a colourful floral design mask by Andy Warhol that echoes the same artwork which is in MOCA’s permanent collection, Yoko Ono’s puzzle design “A Piece of Sky”, Mark Grotjahn’s geometric style pattern and Catherine Opie’s “Bo from Being and Having (detail)”. For those who love typography, the collection also offers Virgil Abloh’s “Still Speaks Loudly”, Barbara Kruger’s “Better Safe Than Sorry”, and Hank Willis Thomas’ “Life, Handle with Care”.

Thanks to incredible artists Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, being a responsible and caring citizen amongst citizens just became even more beautiful. This is MOCA’s first mask project and reflects the museum’s commitment to making the experience of art accessible and encouraging the urgency of contemporary expression.

Each mask is handled much like an artwork from creative to curatorial to production and presentation. The curatorial journey of MOCA masks has been a labour of love. All masks are crafted in Los Angeles and vary in fabric depending on the design, including 100% Cotton, Cotton Blends (98% Cotton, 2% Elastane), or 100% Polyester Micro-Fiber. And are for decorative use only.

The mask shape is meant to fit a wide range of faces comfortably and securely, including children over 10 years old. Each mask retails at HKD 320 and is made with two layers of fabric, featuring a pocket on the inside with open sides for the option of individual filter insertion.