Following Mona on her path of photography you may notice that she has always been obsessed with body or better say with eliminating body. I wonder what drives the temptation for this elimination?! Her beliefs? Her background? Or it is just her artist inside who likes this game? Anyway what so ever it is; this pushes her to get rid of the element of body in her works as if her body is a burden she doesn’t know what to do with.Since her previous exhibition on the fall of 2006 onward all she does is about dissolving body in space and objects around. While in this collection this ends in complete elimination of body. And so we face body as dress stand?! Or better say as we see in her photos dress stand as body! More over an Art Deco dress stand with almost no place in the pictorial memory of we Iranians and more looks like crucified phallus! Yes that grotesque, that far and that cold. In this collection artist transmutes the body and its identity to a figure that actually does not exist in a nonexistent background with an atmosphere of nothingness; maybe just to tell us that in our time our bodies are nothing but some dress stands what so ever; no matter if we cover it with a beautiful dress or a shroud or even leave it naked.
Atbin Art Gallery Owner
Spring of 2011