Paper Panic Project is an online exhibition with a simple premise: collecting artworks on or of toilet paper.
Initiated by an artist who does not publicize his identity, Paper Panic Project started several days before the announcement that Metro Manila will be put on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the wake of news of toilet paper hoarding and consequent shortage.
The project’s first contribution came from artist Kolown, who submitted Louis Vuitton monogram toilet paper. Contributions from artists here and abroad have amassed exponentially since, with more than 200 posts as of this writing.
Interpretations of toilet paper art are many as they are varied, from confessional notes and embroidery-on-tissue, to performance art and a kite fluttering from a high-rise.
Contributions to Paper Panic Project are visibly accomplished on the fly, with artists reacting to recent news as COVID-related developments unfold. —JG
Check out some of the works from the online exhibition, below.