libro chino

  • YEAR: 2012
    DIMENSIONS: 100 x 100 cm
    TECHNICAL: mixed media, cellular polycarbonate
  • Valencia, a little Chinese supermarket near the north station. As soon as you enter, a strong, unfamiliar smell. Crates of exotic vegetables and shelves full of strangely packaged foods, seaweed, noodles, rice and soya beans.
    In one corner a woman sits surrounded by newspapers, magazines and old books which seem to be romances and adventure novels. I touch the paper and look for the typefaces I like. She helps me and we laugh.
    Then, back in the studio I carefully select a number of pages of one book. The cells of these transparent plastic sheets I work with allow me to store almost anything, even a smell.

    María Aranguren

  • Exhibitions

    - smell of Cerdanyola. Olfactory Perceptions of the colección olorVISUAL