An Unholy Alliance

by Cristina Garrido

This installation looks at art magazines and compares the number of pages devoted to advertising to the pages with textual and image content, creating a 3D graphic that formally visualizes the tension between two interdependent and often intertwined worlds.

I selected six magazines with international circulation: Artforum, Frieze, Modern Painters, MOUSSE, ArtReview and Art Monthly. The pages of each magazine are reconstructed into two spherical volumes in the manner of paper mache by shredding their paper.

Set on a table, the magazines are presented to the viewer as in a reading room, alongside one of the remaining spines from one of the magazines used, displayed on the wall.

Tags conceptual, found object, series
Technique Installation


  • Installation view of Un acuerdo tácito/ A Tacit Agreement (solo exhibition), Casa Maauad (Mexico City, Mexico, 2016) © PJ Rountree
  • Artforum (January – December, 2015) 10 issues © PJ Rountree
  • MOUSSE CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE (Summer 2013, 2014, 2015) 3 issues © PJ Rountree
  • Frieze Magazine (issues 168-175) 8 issues © PJ Rountree
  • ArtReview (April, Summer, May, September, October, 2015) 5 issues © PJ Rountree
  • Art Monthy (December – January, 2015-6) 1 issue © PJ Rountree

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