疫情完全消退還要多久?「我不想只是空等時間過去。」艾未未設計一系列口罩並募款支援防疫工作 How long are we going to wait? I didn’t want to just be sitting there and waiting for the time to pass.”Ai Weiwei designed a series of face masks to raise money for COVID-19 relief.

「我想做點什麼。我不想只是坐在那裡等時間過去。」艾未未這麼告訴《紐約時報》。

儘管疫情高峰已過,但距離完全恢復、開放場館等似乎還有一段時間。而就在三天前,知名藝術家艾未未設計了一套口罩,藉此來籌集資金用於各種疫情相關的緊急救援工作。目前正在製著手進行一疫情相關紀錄片的藝術家艾未未說,製作口罩的想法出現的當時,他正與兒子一起製作木雕。他更特別把他具標誌性的中指,設計印在了口罩上,並發布在自己的 Instagram 上。

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a humanitarian crisis. It challenges our understanding of the 21st century and warns of dangers ahead. It requires each individual to act, both alone and collectively. It is not enough to reflect on the new conditions and while away the time without fully inhabiting this moment. Actualizing one’s inner need to participate gives life during COVID a new meaning. This is why I am always involved. I refuse to accept any part of life as a complete loss. Our small individual act becomes powerful when they are part of the social response. An individual wearing a mask makes a gesture; a society wearing masks combats a deadly virus. And a society that wears masks because of the choices of individuals, rather than because of the directive of authorities, can defy and withstand any force. No will is too small and no act too helpless. —Ai Weiwei Sales of Ai Weiwei MASK will benefit equally Human Rights Watch, Refugees International, and Médecins Sans Frontières. Producer: Ai Weiwei Studio @aiww Curator: Alexandra Munroe @alexandramunroe Advisor: Greg Hilty, Lisson Gallery @lisson_gallery To purchase and for more information, please visit https://www.ebay.com/aiweiweimask #aiweiweimask #oneformany

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而該如何買到這些口罩呢?

三天前,艾未未選擇透過 eBay的捐贈平台 eBay for Charity 販賣籌款,價格範圍從單個口罩 50美元到主題四件套組的 300美元不等,更有一組共 20個的套組售價 1500美元,而銷售口罩的所有利潤將提供給總部位於美國的「人權觀察」(Human Rights Watch)組織、國際難民組織(Refugees International)和無國界醫生組織(Doctors Without Borders)用於疫情相關事務。

這位向來反骨、積極關注國際間政治情勢的藝術家,透過設計該系列口罩的外觀,希望自己充分表達自己對於人權和言論自由的訴求。舉例來說,這組口罩除了有他叛逆的中指畫面外,更有手銬、監控攝像頭等具有強烈象徵意義的圖像。