Resistant Grounds (2019)- Collaborative printed book: Victoria Ahrens, Altea Grau, Victoria Arney, Jo Love, Sumi Perera (60 cm x 30 cm)
including lithography, photo etching, relief and embossed print, etching and screen printed pages
Designed and crafted by Victoria Ahrens and Altea Grau
Tierras Aridas// Arid Lands
Collective publication project
Curator: Antonio Damian/ Antonio Alcaraz Mira
An international Print project that reflects on new systems of production, diffusion and commercialization of book art editions.
Tierras Aridas takes the landscape as its concept, juxtaposing land with that of deserted spaces, abandoned or marginal spaces that conform to a dystopian imaginary. These spaces offer distances that are impossible to bridge or in the case of Mexico and the United States, opens up a different interpretation depending on which side of the border the artist inhabits.
The project proposal adopts, as a methodological model, assembled and collective publications designed to facilitate a collaboration by artists who live in different cities or countries. This project aims to promote the exchange of information and introduce us to different printmaking studios, associations, Schools of Art and Universities in Spain, Mexico (Oaxaca) the US (Phoenix, Arizona) and the UK (London).