TIME AND TEMPLE
On the occasion of a collaboration with Italian stylist Antonio Marras, Mahmoud Saleh Mohammadi's works give life to the exhibition Tempo e Tempio,
conveying a new aspect to the showroom spaces.
The project in based on carpets that adapt to the walls and architectural structures of the venue. The installation suggests an overlapping of temporality and spatiality,
showing the flexibility typical of the artist's practice,
according to which everything can be reshaped and susceptible to new configurations.
The golden elements, paradigmatic in his poetics, gives the event a sacred atmosphere,
a suspended reality in which the visitor is immersed and welcomed.
The exhibition was curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti.
TOUCH WITH EYES
This installation has been conceived for Milan Fashion Week 2015, in collaboration with Italian stylist Antonio Marras. The work, entirely composed of original Persian carpets, and the venue, filled with rocks tied up with ropes, set off a dialogue between art and fashion world. The artist’s aim is to invite viewers to enjoy the result using all the senses: the scenographic presence of the carpets is capable of generating synaesthetic effects.
Refusing the major idea to exhibit artworks as isolated pieces merely dropped into space, this Mahmoud Saleh Mohammadi’s installation turns the place itself into a versatile setting.
The title refers to the original function of the carpets, conceived as portable gardens by nomadic peoples. These are transformed into forms that resemble clouds and hung from the ceiling, appearing as floating sculptures able to reconfigure the exhibition venue.