CITY

SKIN ON THE SKIN

Two united necklace, Asphalt, Resin & Fabric, 2017

The skin covers the body and is the boundary between the inside and outside of the body. Walls, flooring and trees of the city surround humans. These are not only the appearance of the city but also its memory and history, which have recorded stories. These external and internal worlds can be combined and when this happens, the boundary dissolves and leads to the rediscovery of the man himself. It is a link between public and private, nature and culture. The first time we enter a society and become a part of that society, it is not our choice. It’s a stage of growth, but after you’ve moved away from it and come back to it, it’s just like a transformation in the city, but this time it’s a choice. I removed the skin of the body and put the skin of the city on it to find a new identity.

UNDER THE SLIN OF THE CITY​​

Clothes, Wood & Fabric, 2016

This collection includes 5 sights. Any sight is matched with sculptural jewelry. If you remove this body sculpt, it will become fashion-wearable clothes.

Metamorphosis is a reality where you can find standards of beauty that transform the body and change the standards of aesthetics. Clothes are related materials that have a direct relationship with those who wear them and with the circumstances in which they are worn. Clothes extend in space and determine it. Any change in clothes consequently changes the space and causes the individual’s interaction with the environment. Clothes should not only be considered as a beautiful or suitable covering for the body, but also as a language that can share the philosophy of life. They become the materials that the creator manifests his experience, idea, and conceptual work. They change our feeling and perception according to their role and concept.

DRAWING CITY

2015-2017

After coming to Italy, I faced challenges to communicate in a new environment. For a long time, this new space has become the core of my thoughts and works.
I have tried to learn by drawing and inspiration from it. Drawing is a very good way to know something. Staying in front of a subject for an hour and observing it carefully, will help you to know it, understand it better, tune in to it, and love it.

WINDOW/ACROSS THE LIGHT

Installation, Ink & Marker on Photo Print, Brera Academy, Milan, 2013

In my first year at Berra Academy, I took pictures of the window of classroom 55, then printed and drew them. Finally, I put all the drawings together to create a single form. I created space between the frames to let the light through. I tried to show the relationship between the human body and architecture.

DOOR/ARACNEA ARACNEO

By Mahnaz Ekhtiary and Laura Guilda, Woven Thread,   2020

“Aracena” and “Aracneo” are two white grids that frame the two entrance and exit doors of the VI.P. Studio during the Walk-in Studio Festival. This refers to Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of anima and animus, which are the masculine and feminine aspects of our unconscious. The entrance door should be attributed to the feminine and inner world – you enter an intimate and intimate space, an exhibition space that is a bit like a spider’s web. The exit door instead frees the visitor and causes him to return to the outside world. The visitor is invited to “cross a physical and mental threshold to enter the story of the exhibition”. (Ana Del Turcio).

The idea for this arrangement is inspired by the mythological figure Arachne, who undergoes a metamorphosis and transforms herself into a spider – the weaver of excellence.

SKIN ON THE SKIN

Two united necklace, Asphalt, Resin & Fabric, 2017

The skin covers the body and is the boundary between the inside and outside of the body. Walls, flooring and trees of the city surround humans. These are not only the appearance of the city but also its memory and history, which have recorded stories. These external and internal worlds can be combined and when this happens, the boundary dissolves and leads to the rediscovery of the man himself. It is a link between public and private, nature and culture.

The first time we enter a society and become a part of that society, it is not our choice. It’s a stage of growth, but after you’ve moved away from it and come back to it, it’s just like a transformation in the city, but this time it’s a choice. I removed the skin of the body and put the skin of the city on it to find a new identity.

UNDER THE SLIN OF THE CITY

Clothes, Wood & Fabric, 2016

This collection includes 5 sights. Any sight is matched with sculptural jewelry. If you remove this body sculpt, it will become fashion-wearable clothes.

Metamorphosis is a reality where you can find standards of beauty that transform the body and change the standards of aesthetics. Clothes are related materials that have a direct relationship with those who wear them and with the circumstances in which they are worn. Clothes extend in space and determine it. Any change in clothes consequently changes the space and causes the individual’s interaction with the environment.

Clothes should not only be considered as a beautiful or suitable covering for the body, but also as a language that can share the philosophy of life. They become the materials that the creator manifests his experience, idea, and conceptual work. They change our feeling and perception according to their role and concept.

AROUND THE CITY

2015-2017

After coming to Italy, I faced challenges to communicate in a new environment. For a long time, this new space has become the core of my thoughts and works.
I have tried to learn by drawing and inspiration from it. Drawing is a very good way to know something. Staying in front of a subject for an hour and observing it carefully, will help you to know it, understand it better, tune in to it, and love it.

WINDOW/ACROSS THE LIGHT

Installation, Ink & Marker on Photo Print, Brera Academy, Milan, 2013

In my first year at Berra Academy, I took pictures of the window of classroom 55, then printed and drew them. Finally, I put all the drawings together to create a single form. I created space between the frames to let the light through. I tried to show the relationship between the human body and architecture.

ENTRANCE/ARACNEA ARACNEO

By Mahnaz Ekhtiary and Laura Guilda, Woven Thread,   2020

“Aracena” and “Aracneo” are two white grids that frame the two entrance and exit doors of the VI.P. Studio during the Walk-in Studio Festival. This refers to Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of anima and animus, which are the masculine and feminine aspects of our unconscious.  The entrance door should be attributed to the feminine and inner world – you enter an intimate and intimate space, an exhibition space that is a bit like a spider’s web.

The exit door instead frees the visitor and causes him to return to the outside world. The visitor is invited to “cross a physical and mental threshold to enter the story of the exhibition”. (Ana Del Turcio).

The idea for this arrangement is inspired by the mythological figure Arachne, who undergoes a metamorphosis and transforms herself into a spider – the weaver of excellence.

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