A work of art must have the strength to capture the viewer, to envelop him and not let him go. So what better object than a net to be transformed into an installation capable of hypnotizing the viewer?
This is exactly what Rana Begum did for Roksanda Ilinčić‘s latest fashion show in London.
Born in 1977, Rana Begum was born in Bangladesh and now lives in London, where she is able to give full vent to her creativity and artistic skills. Her works have always managed to combine sculpture, painting and architecture in an extraordinary and original way, offering the viewer an immersive and sensorial experience.
For the fashion show of Serbian designer Roksanda Ilinčić, Rana decided to create an installation that would fill the space offered by the Dubar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its majestic inner courtyard. The work is nothing more than a huge net, which the artist bought personally in Morocco during a stay, and only later spray-painted. The net, in particular, is inspired by the work done by the fishermen in the rice paddies in his native country and which manages to enter into dialogue both with the place that hosts it and with the collection presented on the catwalk.
The fashion show has turned into the perfect opportunity for both Begum and Ilinčić to tell their stories and their origins through the art forms that best represent them.