Acolchado (Quilt)


Nora Aslan ( Argentinian, 1937 )

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General Description

As in Nora Aslan's other collages, Acolchado (Quilt) alludes to textiles through its highly organized patterns. She adds buttons to the surface to further the overt reference to quilts. While other collages have featured images of large, seemingly endless crowds, Acolchado is more intimate. Aslan repeats the same image of a male and female navel, placing the duplicate photos side-by-side like quilt squares. In this arrangement, the collage relates directly to the human body, as the surface of the "quilt" is literally a layer of skin.

Excerpt from

Chelsea Pierce, Soft Focus, Label copy [2016.38], 2018.