FLOWERS FOR MEDICS
"THE HOPE", Reykhan Kasimova and her family, april 2020
Hundreds of paintings made during the COVID lockdown to show recognition and gratitude for doctors and caretakers all over the world
Amidst global lockdown
Reikhan Kasimova, co-founder of .art Domains, has called everyone to show appreciation for the medical workers and express it through art.
Using any medium, whether watercolour, pencil or iPad, the public was asked to draw flowers as a “thank you” to those who have been protecting our communities.
The flashmob picked up globally: thousands of artists, graphic designers, gardeners and members of the public sent in images of flowers under the hashtags #FlowersForMedics, #Flowers4Medics and #FlowersForDoctors.
After receiving global recognition on social media platforms, the flashmob was picked up by a number of museums and galleries.
The Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow,
headed by Olga Sviblova,
the Picture agency and the Malevich platform are launching an exhibition of all the collected works as part of the XIII Moscow International Month of Photography «Photobiennale – 2020».
At the end of the exhibition the works on display will be auctioned. Proceeds will be divided between families of doctors and health workers who passed away during the epidemic and artists who found themselves socially unprotected during that challenging time.