Mina Mohseni
Memento Mori

The title “Memento Mori” (Latin: “remember that you have to die”) acts not as a reference to the Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, but rather a rereading of “Carpe Diem” (Latin: “seize the day”). The soil pyramids bear an allusion to life and death, and at the same time embody a small drawing imprint in the room showing the engulfment of life in a void which itself works as a bridge between the drawings on paper and the four-poster bed.

Conceiving the installation, the two artists(Mina Mohseni-Amirnasr Kamgooyan) simultaneously started to work on a series of collaborative drawings “like a game of tic-tac-toe” with one’s work complemented by the other in turns. Although the two have different focuses and practices in their artistic work, they share an interest in a wide variety of subject matters and living together discuss diverse issues every day, as reflected in their collaborative drawings which show evolutions of ideas, techniques, and streams of thought.