An Artist's Book by Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)

 

November 17, 2018 - Nadia Aroca is a wonderful correspondent. She has contributed mail art to Asemic Front. Now I am thrilled to be able to document an artist’s book she sent.

Nadia Aroca’s work tends toward image-text and this work, Porn, can be viewed as visual poetry and has asemic elements. The pages are made with a resilient gold and silver foil, which adds an element of materiality and a pronounced book-as-object aesthetic.

Nadia Aroca’s book plays on the “All that glitters is not gold” maxim, yet Porn – as I hope the photos capture – radiates a genuine beauty that – I believe – is neither tawdry nor tarnished. The imagery is primal (some might say archetypal) and in places there is a correspondence with letters and symbols, but Porn is essentially non-linear, which contributes greatly to its success.

 

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Cover of artist’s book by Nadia Aroca

 

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Porn, an artist’s book by Nadia Aroca

 

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By Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)

 

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By Nadia Aroca

 

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